It took a long time, but I managed to do the impossible -- displace Celtic as the winner of the Scottish Premiership. Not that I have managed to beat Celtic. The best I can do is draw with them. I guess you could say Ross County displaced Rangers as the second-best team in Scotland. Started my first season with payroll of about 1 million pounds. I started season 10 with a payroll of 15 million pounds. The board expanded our stadium from 6,000 to 10,000 capacity, and we opened season 10 in a new stadium with 23,000 seats. We consistently sell 90 percent of the seats.
Season 1 -- Won promotion from Championship
Season 2 -- 8th in Premiership
Season 3 -- 2nd in Premiership, Runner-up for Scottish Cup, Manager of the Year Award
Season 4 -- 2nd in Premiership; Scottish Cup winner, reached knockout round of EURO Cup, Manager of the Year
Season 5 -- 2nd in Premiership, Runner-up for Scottish Cup Manager of the Year Award
Season 6 -- 2nd in Premiership, Runner-up for Scottish Cup, Manager of the Year Award
Season 7 -- 2nd in Premiership, Runner-up for Scottish Cup, Manager of the Year Award, reached knockout round of EURO Cup
Season 8 -- 2nd in Premiership, Runner-up for Scottish Cup, Manager of the Year Award, reached second level knockout round of EURO Cup
Season 9 -- 1st in Premiership, Won Scottish Cup, Won Betfred Cup
Season 10 -- Recently started after financial takeover (we have 49 million pounds in the bank). In European Champions Cup, we have managed to win first three games in our group, against Zenit, Borussia Dortmund, and Tottenham! Yet we still can't beat Celtic.
Most of this was done in 4-2-3-1 control possession (attacking), with two midfielders playing as ball-winning midfielders against tough opponents, so we had 6 defenders; against others, one midfielder was playing attacking/support. In Season 9, we had a streak of nearly 20 games without conceding a goal. Stretching from Season 9 and into Season 10, we have not lost a game in more than 20 league matches. On occasion I play 4-2-4 tiki-taka. And when get I behind I switch to a custom 4-1-5 to pressure the defense.