In other Pro Evolution Soccer Game Modes you can switch formations as much as you like, but in myClub, if you want a specific formation like 4-3-3, you will need to sign a Manager that actually uses it.
For this reason, I have created a list of Managers for PES myClub. Here you can find each manager's formation, cost and other relevant info such as Management Skills, Adaptability and Attacking/Defensive Instructions.
You can also have a look at some of the most popular managers in PES here.
When you’re just starting out, most top managers will be locked with coins - you won’t be able to spend GP to sign them. They will gradually become available as you play more and more (you will need to play/SIM hundreds of games - about 400 - to unlock the best managers).
A cheaper manager will be easier to maintain, but one drawback is that he may not be able to accommodate all your superstar players. Naturally, you won’t experience this problem with a more expensive manager like Joachim Löw, but keep in mind that if you fail to fulfil his objectives, you will need to spend 9.5k GP every 25 games to keep using him.
The list of available managers is frequently refreshed by Konami (every 8 hours) - so you may not see that manager again for a while. Bear in mind they can also return with different formations, so if you see the manager you want with the perfect formation, you should seize the opportunity.
On the last day of each month, the list is actually refreshed every time you visit the Manager List screen - so this is usually a good day to grab that Manager that got away.
You may want to use more than one formation in game - for instance, an offensive formation like 4-3-3 when you need a goal and a more defensive formation like 4-5-1 to secure the lead.
That is possible, provided you have 2 different managers that use those specific formations.
Each team can have up to 3 different presets. In your CLUB HOUSE / SQUAD MANAGEMENT screen, you will then need to do the following:
- assign one of the managers for your offensive formation, by switching to that Preset Tactic;
- assign the other manager for the defensive formation, by switching to that Preset Tactic.
To easily switch during a game, you first need to go to GAMEPLAN and the “Support Settings” tab. There, make sure “Switch Preset Tactics” is set to ON.
Then, you can long press UP in-game to use the offensive formation or long press DOWN for the defensive formation.