Sports Interactive and Sega have announced that Football Manager 2005 will be released across Europe on the 5th of November, 2004.

Miles Jacobson, Managing Director of SI, said: "Ever since we first announced Football Manager 2005 back in February, we've consistently been asked two questions: 'When is it coming out?' and 'Will it be as good as your other games?'... Now, at last, we're in a position to answer the first question and, from November 5th, people will find out for themselves that the answer to the second question is 'No...it's better'."

Fans of the long-awaited indirect successor to the Championship Manager series should point their browsers in the direction of SI's website for a playable beta demo of the upcoming game, incorporating six months of a season to get to grips with things.

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