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eFootball 2023: A complete guide to understanding Manager Coaching Affinity

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eFootball 2023KONAMI’s popular football franchise, has given a different and fresh approach to the tactical side of the game over the past couple of years, which has come across as very intelligent. The introduction of Manager tactics and the new training system for the players has come as a breath of fresh air to long-time fans of the game. One of the recent additions included a Coaching Affinity system for Managers, which wasn’t there in the previous versions of the game. Many fans would have to understand the plan behind it, and the advantages it has. So, in this article, we will be discussing in-depth the Coaching Affinity in eFootball 2023 along with its types.

What is Coaching Affinity in eFootball 2023

In general, affinity is the degree to which a manager has a natural inclination or talent for coaching their employees is referred to as manager coaching affinity. It entails the ability to form strong bonds with the players, communicate effectively, and identify and develop their potential in which they can grow and learn. A similar explanation is in the case of eFootball 2023.

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Coaching Affinity in eFootball 2023 adds a particular boost to the players in the game if he falls under the category of the manager’s affinity given in the description. With this ability, the Manager can boost a particular player falling under his affinity to a certain percentage compared to the rest of the players, which quickly adds to the progression of that player.

Types of Coaching Affinities in eFootball 2023

There are several types of coaching affinities in eFootball 2023 that are currently available. We shall discuss them below.

Veteran Players

Veteran players are those players who are above the age of 30. With this affinity, players who are above 30 years old in the game get increased match experience points of 100% or 2x times the normal value, win or lose.

Managers with this Coaching Affinity: F. Amatrain (Bilbao BR), R. Martinez (Portugal), S. Pioli (AC Milan)

Young Players

Young Players normally come under the age of 23 in eFootball 2023. Managers with the Young Players coaching affinity help players under the age of 23 to get increased match experience points of 100% or 2x times the normal value, win or lose.

Managers with this Coaching Affinity: J. Nagelsmann (FC Bayern Munich), Mikel Arteta (Arsenal FC), G. Southgate (England)

Star Players

Star players are the ones with the affinity bonus with 5-star ratings. Managers with the Star Players coaching affinity boost the players with a player value of 5 stars to get increased match experience points of 100% or 2x times the normal value, win or lose.

Managers with this Coaching Affinity: Luis A. Roman (Manchester City), G. Zeitzler (Liverpool R), Jose Mourinho (AS Roma)

FW Players (Attack)

Specialized positions always get a greater boost compared to the other affinities. The reason behind this is that the affinity is only for players in certain positions. So, managers with the FW Players coaching affinity boost the players in the forward positions to get increased match experience points of 300%. Helps in boosting players in formations where the attack is heavy.

Triggered for the following positions: CF, SS, RWF, LWF

Managers with this Coaching Affinity: G. Gasperini (Atalanta BC), M. Sarri (SS Lazio), J. Andersson (Sweden)

MF Players (Midfield)

Like the FW players, this is also a position boost. Managers who have a coaching affinity for MF Players help their midfielders gain 300% more match experience points. This will widely help in boosting players in midfield-loaded formations like the 4-4-2, 3-5-2, etc.

Triggered for the following positions: AMF, RMF, LMF, CMF, DMF

Managers with this Coaching Affinity: Luis Enrique (Spain), H. Flick (Germany), Xavi (Barcelona)

DF Players (Defense)

Like the FW and MF players, this is also a position boost. Managers with the DF Players coaching affinity boost the players in the defensive positions including the goalkeeper to get increased match experience points of 300%. Works great for the players in defense-heavy formations, like the 5-3-2.

Triggered for the following positions: CB, RB, LB, GK

Managers with this Coaching Affinity: Cristo Valbuena (Madrid Rosas RB), Fernando Santos (Portugal), C. Ranieri (Cagliari Calcio)

How to utilize the best of Coaching Affinity

The players should quickly learn how to use their coaching affinity. The main advantage is that you can train the players you just pulled quickly in the beginning levels without using many trainers in eFootball 2023. This way, you can also determine whether your player is ready to play in your starting XI.

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If you are playing a team full of 5-star players, then choose the right affinity for them to train. If you are developing young talent from the ground up, you can consider Young and Position affinities. If a specific player is being trained, it is preferable to select any manager with position affinities, as they provide a 3x boost over the rest.

In addition, you can refer to our following team-building guides to get the best out of your squad.

Did you find this eFootball 2023 guide to understanding Coaching Affinity for Managers helpful? Do let us know in the comment section below!

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