3-5-2 Giamma Conte

Friends of Football Manager Guru here is a new winning tactic for your Football Manager 2020 team. Specifically, the tactic shown today is the 3-5-2 Giamma Conte, created by a friend and true expert of the game: Gianmaria Gavelli.

The tactic was initially created as an experiment on Antonio Conte’s Inter 2019-20, but was later improved and adapted for other teams as well.

Specifically, this 3-5-2 Giamma Conte is doing real miracles with Ravenna, which Mr. Gavelli has brought in Serie A in a few years, thanks to many goals and especially good play.

Mr Antonio Conte

Tactical details

Below you will find an explanation of the tactics with all the settings you need to make your players perform at their best.

The fundamental focus of Giamma Conte’s 3-5-2 is determined by:

  • very high pressing, building the game from the sides, playing on the wings and verticalisation.

The central defender has setting instructions DLM (Varnier), the outside players are flowing full-backs with attacking tasks T/F At (Dimarco or Armini on the left, Samuele Birindelli and Daniel Maldini on the right).

The midfield consists of a back director with supporting duties RAr So (Agoume or Xavi Simons), a right central midfielder with quantity CCQ (Naithan Nandez) and a left midfielder set up as an advanced director with supporting duties RAv So (Alessio Riccardi).

The attack is composed of a fulcrum of the game with FG At attacking duties (S. Esposito) and a centre forward with CA At attacking duties (Ansu Fati or Salcedo).

Below you will find the updated post with detailed instructions for the tactic.


Game situations

Below you will find screenshots of 3 different game situations in which the proposed tactics take on different technical characters.


Non-possession phase

3-5-2 - Giamma Conte - Fase di non possesso

3-5-2 – Giamma Conte – Non-possession phase


Aggiornamento - Fase di non possesso


Possession phase

3-5-2 - Giamma Conte - Fase di possesso

3-5-2 – Giamma Conte – Possession phase


Aggiornamento - Possesso


Transition phase

3-5-2 - Giamma Conte - Fase di transizione

3-5-2 – Giamma Conte – Transition phase


Aggiornamento - Transizione


Download the Tactic 3-5-2 Giamma Conte

You can download Giamma Conte’s 3-5-2 tactic by clicking on the following link:


You will be taken to an external Google Drive page from where you can easily download the indicated file. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us for help.

Schieramento tattico - 352 Giamma Conte



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Until next time!

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