I had the same in my current Avellino game.
First season we became champions in the Serie C1/B which was what I hoped for.
Then in the Serie B we had to stay clear of relegation but in the end we became league runners up claiming direct promotion to the Serie A.
And here we are now, with a stadium of 7.750 seats and a mediocre team.
Because there's nothing to lose I've created a very attacking 3-4-3 formation and luckily there was a takeover giving me 4 million to spend on new players.
Low midtable after 10 games, loving it!