Does it matter if your assistant manager & coaches etc have a different preferred formation to your formation trying play? ie I play 4-2-3-1 Denmark style and assistant manager preferred formation is 4-4-2?. Surely your staff should be on the page as you!, because that would make it difficult in the English leagues because a lot of English staff have 4-4-2 as there preferred formation!. If that is right what about playing styles as well?, makes it specially very difficult at lower league level, or is it best to stick with clubs preferred formation & playing style to start with?. And if you employed a Director of Football that prefers to play your formation would they sign players and non-playing staff that play your way?.