Newcastle United have been going through a tough spell, with little money being spent, attacking football a rarity, and life in the Premier League never feeling quite secure.
After their takeover we expect to see a far bigger budget for the club next game, so we're taking one last go at the manager's job on a budget.
Newcastle United have a four-star rating on FIFA 22.
That is due to their team rating of: 79 ATK, 74 MID, and 74 DEF.
Starting Lineup and Formation
Newcastle line up as a 5-3-2, and we will be keeping it like this as the defence needs as much help as it can get.
It's a front two of new signing Callum Wilson and the flair and speed of Allan Saint-Maximin.
We've brought Miguel Almiron into the midfield, with defensive protection given by Isaac Hayden and then the box-to-box Joe Willock.
It's fresh wing-backs on both sides, with Jamal Lewis and Jacob Murphy replacing Matt Ritchie and Manquillo, as both offer more speed to get up and down the pitch.
The three centre-backs all lack pace, so we've made the best of a bad bunch, and included Paul Dummett and Fabian Schar to partner Jamaal Lascelles.
The joint-best player at the club, Martin Dubravka, is hoping to keep the goal safe.
Jonjo Shelvey and Ritchie are both decent players that can come off the bench, although they won't offer much pace, and will be used to control games.
Ryan Fraser, Joelinton and Dwight Gayle can give some speed, but the most is offered by Fraser with 82 PAC.
Tactics and Instructions
Until we've brought in more steller players, the tactics will stay the same, being hard to break down, bringing the opposition onto you, then springing fast on the counter.
This means the defensive style is to Drop Back and is quite deep, leaving more space behind the opponent.
Offensively it's Fast Build Up with Forward Runs, making the attacks quick and direct.
Saint-Maximin will stick with Drift Wide and Get In Behind, as he has the pace to arc his runs in towards goal.
When attacking, we want the whole team to go for it, meaning Almiron and Willock are told to Get Forward, and both wing-backs are on Join The Attack and Overlap, giving some width to the team.
Only Hayden will be told to Stay Back While Attacking, meaning with him and the back three you shouldn't be out-manned if you are countered on.
There is very little to be excited about here, with only six players having a potential of 80+ OVR.
Those six are Saint-Maximin, Willock, Freddie Woodman, Elliot Anderson, Lewis and Dubravka - with Dubravka too old to be worth training.
Focus on the young ones in training, and also new players you will bring to the club.
You will also want to change the player positioning of Saint-Maximin, making his base position a ST.
Starting transfer budget: £29 million
Starting wage budget: £195,000 a week
Who should go
With only the six players making 80+ OVR, you will be looking to get rid of most of the squad in the long term.
Other players you will be wanting to hold onto for another season or two are Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Wilson, Almiron, Joelinton and Lascelles, who can play a part in the rebuilding job.
From there, go for a big clear out, just make sure you're finding replacements!
Once you've done your big clear out of players, you probably won't want to be sending any out on loan in case you're left short, but if you've got the cover then send Anderson out to get some more game time.
There are a few players out on loan, but the only one worth keeping hold of on their return is Matthew Longstaff, who could become an 81 OVR.
Who to Sign
The whole team needs rejuvenating, but by far the most pressing area is at centre-back.
Look to bring in a couple of young, promising players, who will probably be rated better than your current starters.
|Josko Gvardiol||19||RB Leipzigq||£13m||£24k||76||87|
|Goncalo Inacio||19||Sporting CP||£13m||£6k||76||86|
|Leonidas Stergiou||19||FC St. Gallen||£2.2m||£2k||67||86|
|Tanguy Nianzou||19||Bayern Munich||£3.6m||£15k||71||85|
Whilst you're at it you may as well look to fix the whole backline, and see about picking up a new LWB and RWB.
Even on this tight budget, you have a great couple of options for each position, with our top picks being Luca Netz and Devnye Rensch.
|Luca Netz||18||Borussia Monchengladbach||£2.9m||£3k||69||85|
|Alex CentellesDavies||21||UD Almeria||£10m||£7k||75||85|
|Rayan Ait Nouri||20||Wolves||£5.6m||£30k||73||84|
|Ryan Sessegnon||21||Tottenham Hotspur||£7.7m||£35k||74||83|
|Jeremie Frimpong||20||Bayer Leverkusen||£10m||£23k||75||84|
There are two high priority expectations from the board, Brand Exposure and Financial.
Brand Exposure shouldn't be too difficult to complete, having to get a streak of 3 clean sheets in away matches, and also signing 2 young players.
Financial asks that you reduce player wages by £64,000 a week, and once you've got rid of some of the dead weight in the team that should free it up.
Of medium priority is Youth Development, where you will need to sign 4 players in your Youth Academy; a goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward.
Domestic Success is a low priority asking you to finish mid-table in the Premier League and reach the round of 16 of the FA Cup.
You aren't in European competitions, so Continental Success is a low priority, as there is nothing to be fought for!