Real Football: Manager Edition is the first in a series of management spin-offs in the Real Football series. Its release coincided with the 2007/2008 season and features the top two leagues from five European countries: England, Italy, Spain, France and Germany. There are real players but no real team names so for example Arsenal is called London and Manchester United is simply Man. Red. There are about 4,000 players each with individual stats in 14 categories.
Similar to other football management games the player is in control of picking a team and tactics, designing a training plan, buying and selling players as well as hiring coaches and scouts. Tactics can be set for both the team as a whole as well for individual players. The game uses the isometric Real Football match engine which allows the player to watch the full 90 minutes of a game. It is also possible to change to an overhead view or a stats display during the game.