We are getting a lot of messages regarding coaching badges and that you have to pay if you want to manage the top clubs so we wanted to clarify what the coaching badges do so it's clear.
In order to get jobs in the game your overall rating is used to determine whether you are good enough for the job or not. Your overall rating is generated by taking your reputation and your tactical knowledge rating.
Your reputation will go up and down dependent on how good you are at running clubs, winning games and hitting targets. When your reputation goes up, then your overall rating will go up.
Tactical knowledge rating is your knowledge of the game of football and can only be increased by taking the next badge. This too will increase your overall rating.
The games premise is all about your career as a director, starting at the bottom as anyone new to a career would and working your way up to the top and being offered the most prestigious jobs. If you wish to break the time investment and progression in the game and jump to the best jobs, then the only way to do this is to upgrade your coaching badges.
If you don't want to do that then improving your rep by being good at the game will improve your overall rating and you will get better jobs.
During this progression up the career ladder, if you wanted to not wait and jump up to better jobs then upgrading your badges is the way to do this, and if your rep has increased then the badge required to get the better jobs will become cheaper as you already have a higher overall rating.
So the better you do in the game, the cheaper it will become to jump to much bigger and better clubs, until for the best players you won't have to upgrade at all as you will have earn't your place as one of the top directors in the game.
So please don't be put off by seeing your favourite club in the top leagues requiring the top badge purchase, this will come down the better you get at the game and the more you progress.