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How can I get retired players back as staff?

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I'm playing as Real Madrid right now, just about to start my third season. I've been waiting for the past two season for Raul and van Nistelrooy to retire so that I could hire them as coaches. Both of them had on their personal info pages that they were looking to go into coaching/management/whatever after they retired, but at the end of the 2011/2012 season, when they retired, their names became unselectable and I can no longer search for them. Using FMRTE, they don't appear any longer in the database.

Is there a way to fix this and bring them back so I can hire them? Guti also retired with them, but he is still available to hire as a staff member (which I would do, but I don't wanna fire my current asst. manager)
 
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When it comes to that, to guarentee they come back, I had a private chat with them, recommended them for the selected staff role. The agent they had got sacked. Then after (though cant exactly remember when), offered a contract as player/coach, then coach
 
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No, FM delete them from the base to make some place for upcoming regens ;)
 
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I'm also pretty sure that a while ago aswell, somebody found a way to get Beckham in as coach, after he said he wouldn't stay in football. Or it could've been FM 10. Either that one or 11 though
 
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When it comes to that, to guarentee they come back, I had a private chat with them, recommended them for the selected staff role. The agent they had got sacked. Then after (though cant exactly remember when), offered a contract as player/coach, then coach
This is what I did for some of the ones on my team, but Ruud & Raul were both with Hamburg and Schalke, wouldn't accept any contract offers that last year, so I couldn't have private conversations with them.
 
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Just keep telling them they would make a good coach, after they reach 30 they will get Staff Attributes. But the players that dont want to be a coach, you just got to keep telling them and hope for the best
 
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This is what I did for some of the ones on my team, but Ruud & Raul were both with Hamburg and Schalke, wouldn't accept any contract offers that last year, so I couldn't have private conversations with them.
That is exactly what I wanted to tell. I have no problem to get managers/coaches/scouts from my veteran players, telling them they would be excellent whatever staff members. I can imagine the problem could appear when they are in non-human controlled team. Even though they have personal feeling about future management job, if the non-human team manager does not tell them what you would do, they will just retire and become "unselectable".
 
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If they say there retiring at the end of the season and are staying on as coaches or any other staff mid way through the season offer them a new contract
 
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Raul do not say that he wants to stay in the game, he only say that he retires, Ruud wants to be a coach, Guti a scout, Beckham retires. So there are planty more good coaches than they..
 
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