-Begin a new game and select the league that you are about to manage. While playing, click on "Game Options", then "Add Manager", then "Enter Your Profile". Select the team that you wish to manage. You now have two teams in your control at the same time. You can do any transaction, such as buy any great player for free transfer (if you choose that player's team).
-If you have a spare £9 million and need a good goal scorer in your first season, Frederic Kanoute is recommended. He has a buy out clause of £9 million and will want about £60,000 a week. Nicholas Anelka is guaranteed goals. He will set you back roughly £7 million if you are lucky, but he is well worth it. Issah Eliakwu is 18 years old and is easily one of the greatest youngsters on the game. you can pick him up for about £250,000.
-Use the following trick to save money when January approaches and you don't need players at that moment, but you want to purchase players for next season. Go into the player/staff search feature. Configure a search that only lets you see players who's contracts expire in the proceeding six months. If you see a player that you like, click the "Action" button then click "Approach To Sign". You will instalty be able to offer him a contract. If he accepts the contract, he will be yours in the summer. Always check how much compensation you will have to pay his current club.
-If you want to purchase a decent continental player go to Spain. Every player in Spain has a minimum fee of release clause in their contracts. Though it is occasionally high, most can be brought for about £10 million.