The wait is over: now we know when Football Manager 2011 will be released this year, as well as when the demo is coming out: Sports Interactive have announced via Miles Jacobson the Football Manager 2011 will be released on November 5th 2010 in the UK and “around the same date” in the rest of the world:

“We are delighted to be able to confirm the UK release dates for both Football Manager 2011 and Football Manager Handheld 2011 of November 5th 2010.

We expect release dates in all other territories to be similar, and there will be a thread on the forums where any territory release dates that will be different will be able to be found once they are confirmed.”

Even more, the developers have announced the release date of the Football Manager 2011 demo, which is two weeks prior to the UK launch, which means that we’ll get the chance to play the new FM sometime around the 22nd of October. Which is Friday, which is perfect!