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As looking for new challenge, I start a new save as unemployed. I try to apply for the manager position for several teams and got the job at Macclesfield Town ( England sky bet league two ). I soon realized that it is the weakest team in the league, some of the main problems listed below: 1. Nearly all kinds of abilities far below the average level, including speed, technique, mentality... The only ability above the average is jumping and, age... 2. No transfer fee and no room for salary (Although the salary level is already the lowest in the league) 3. Only three players can play the CM/DM role with good familiarity, two of them age above 35, the other one is loaned from other team, also weak in ability and will leave in winter. 4. More than half players in the last year of contract but we dont have enough budget to renew the contract. 5. No potential young players in the U18 team ( All reported below 2 stars ) It is really challenge job, and I am trying to avoid delegation at the first season. ( In real world, Macclesfield Town is now at the last position of the league ) After trying a few strategies, I now play a 424 tactic, with narrower width and shorter pass, as to try to control the possession a little bit more, as I found we can not resist long if letting the opposite control the possession. Sometimes I try a higher pressing tactic but it does not always work as the average mobility of the team is too low. Now 1/3 the season past, I managed to lead the team out the delegation zone but can hardly improve any more. So I could like to ask, what we should do with the really weak team like Macclesfield Town. What should be the proper tactical philosophy for such a team? Also, what long term developing philosophy should we insist for such a team? Anyone can help?