What should we do coaching really weak team? in Tactics, Training & Strategies Discussion Posted December 20, 2018 I did similar to you, I started unemployed and took over as Macclesfield manager. Somehow I actually managed to win League 2 in the first season just by using a slight variation of the standard 442 wing play default tactic. If I remember I dropped the defensive line slightly to combat balls over the top and also dropped the passing to mixed rather than direct passing but that was about it. So many goals came from a ball out to Durrell on the right to swing in to either Smith or Wilson to head in. Wilson actually ended up with 32 goals as we scored the most in the league but also conceded the most. It was an interesting and pretty fun season! Loans are definitely your friend here, there are a lot about where you don't have to contribute to their salary. Get as many loans in as you can, there were times when I was starting with 6 or 7 loan players in my starting eleven.