Sports Interactive, the development team behind the evergreen Championship Manager series of PC football management simulations, announces that it has signed an exclusive deal which will see UMBRO.COM design, manufacture and sell Championship Manager branded football kits.
UMBRO.COM will produce a range of clothing that includes both home and away strips, goalkeepers? shirts, shorts, socks and training kits. The entire range will carry the distinctive Championship Manager logo, and will be made from Umbro?s revolutionary Advantic material.
Commenting on the deal, Miles Jacobson, Managing Director of Sports Interactive, said, ?This is a fantastic deal for Sports Interactive and UMBRO.COM. We know that there?s a market for a Champ Man kit as we polled our web site community a couple of months ago to see what sort of branded merchandising they would like to buy. The response was great. There are a lot of Champ Man fans out there who want to be seen in a customised kit, so we set about giving them what they wanted. We are now looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with UMBRO.COM.?
Nick Fisher, Business Development Manager at UMBRO.COM added, ?As the exclusive e-tail partner to Sports Interactive Games, UMBRO.COM looks forward to developing a great relationship between the biggest brand in world football and the best football management game in the world.?
Championship Manager fans will be able to buy from the range from both the Sports Interactive and UMBRO.COM web sites (www.sigames.com and www.umbro.com) from the middle of September.