The most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18

The most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18

Last week I took a look at the most challenging teams to manage in FIFA 18 career mode. These were the teams to go for if you want to be pushed to the managerial limit.

Today, I’m looking at teams that are a little different. These teams don’t expect much in the way of success, and that’s reflected in their incredibly unambitious board expectations. They’re so relaxed, they’re practically lying down.

So if you want a FIFA 18 career where you can focus on doing your own thing instead of meeting the crazed objectives of an expectant board, give the teams below a try. They’re the most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18.

I’ve given each board expectation a rating:

  • Critical = 5 points
  • High = 4 points
  • Medium = 3 points
  • Low = 2 points
  • Very low = 1 point

The lower the score, the more lenient the team’s board is.

So without further ado, let’s count down the most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18.

5: VVV-Venlo (6 points)

The most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18

Transfer budget: £1,332,454
Domestic success: Very low
Continental success: Very low
Brand exposure: Very low
Financial: Low
Youth development: Very low

VVV-Venlo isn’t the worst team in the Dutch Eredivisie, but they’ll certainly struggle. While for some boards, not achieving much would be a problem, that’s not likely to be much of an issue at VVV-Venlo.

The biggest obstacle will be the team’s low budget combined with the board’s Low financial expectations. I know, having a Low expectation for something isn’t usually a challenge, but when every other objective is Very Low it can seem tricky. That’s the level of expectation we’re dealing with here.


4: Vila das Aves (6 points)

The most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18

Transfer budget: £1,360,169
Domestic success: Very low
Continental success: Very low
Brand exposure: Very low
Financial: Very low
Youth development: Low

Vila das Aves is a team so relaxed that they don’t even have kit sponsors. The only board objective that isn’t Very Low is youth development, which makes them a fantastic team if you want to start from the bottom and base your career solely around your youth academy.

The club’s squad isn’t actually that bad, with some high potential youngsters loaned in with a couple of promising strikers of their own. Supplement that with a few good scouted players and you’ll be well on your way to smashing the (unambitious) board expectations.


3: Quevilly Rouen (6 points)

The most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18

Transfer budget: £1,848,000
Domestic success: Very low
Continental success: Very low
Brand exposure: Very low
Financial: Low
Youth development: Very low

If you want to start in a low division and work your way up in your own time, Quevilly Rouen is a good choice. It’s the only team in this shortlist that doesn’t start in its nation’s top division, meaning the opposition you come up against should be that much more beatable.

Coming up against weaker opposition is great when you have a demanding board, but when your board is this relaxed it means that’s just one less thing to worry about. It gives you even more leeway to focus on playing your career the way you want to, which helps Quevilly Rouen get to number three in my list.


2: CD Leganés (6 points)

The most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18

Transfer budget: £3,372,600
Domestic success: Very low
Continental success: Very low
Brand exposure: Very low
Financial: Low
Youth development: Very low

While CD Leganés may play in the same division as Real Madrid and Barcelona, they’re actually a fantastically lenient team to manage. Their budget is almost three times as large as any other side in my top five, while their board remains just as easy-going. A half-decent budget and a board that doesn’t care what you do with it? Sounds good to me!

That’s supplemented by a very talented squad that’s good all over the pitch. You’ll face some tough opposition in La Liga, but you’ll be well-equipped to do so – and the board won’t mind whatever happens.


1: AFC Eskilstuna (5 points)

The most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18

Transfer budget: £1,452,026
Domestic success: Very low
Continental success: Very low
Brand exposure: Very low
Financial: Very low
Youth development: Very low

Just when you thought a board couldn’t get any more lenient, along comes AFC Eskilstuna. The Swedish club is the only one in the entirety of FIFA 18 where every single board objective is Very Low. They don’t come more easy-going than this.

Don’t fancy cutting the wage budget? Not a problem. Youth scouting not your thing? No worries. Can’t be bothered to compete for the cup? That’s cool. The board at AFC Eskilstuna will pretty much let you get away with murder, making them the most lenient team to manage in FIFA 18.


Here are the rest of my picks for the most lenient teams to manage in FIFA 18:

TeamDivisionBudgetDomesticContinentalBrandFinancialYouth devTotal points
AFC EskilstunaAllsvenskan£1,452,026Very lowVery lowVery lowVery lowVery low5
CD LeganésLa Liga£3,372,600Very lowVery lowVery lowLowVery low6
Quevilly RouenLigue 2£1,848,000Very lowVery lowVery lowLowVery low6
Vila das AvesLiga NOS£1,360,169Very lowVery lowVery lowVery lowLow6
VVV-VenloEredivisie£1,332,454Very lowVery lowVery lowLowVery low6
Östersunds FKAllsvenskan£1,370,146LowVery lowVery lowLowVery low7
Royal Antwerp FCBelgian Pro League£1,828,548Very lowVery lowLowLowVery low7
NAC BredaEredivisie£1,342,035Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low7
SV WehenGerman 3. Liga£2,571,841MediumVery lowVery lowVery lowVery low7
CF ReusLa Liga 123£1,342,035Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low7
Lorca FCLa Liga 123£1,421,481Very lowVery lowVery lowLowLow7
Crawley TownLeague 2£963,417Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low7
Forest GreenLeague 2£1,453,232MediumVery lowVery lowVery lowVery low7
Amiens SCLigue 1£3,189,120Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low7
Paris FCLigue 2£3,256,000Very lowVery lowVery lowLowLow7
US OrléansLigue 2£1,902,120Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low7
PhiladelphiaMLS£14,062,400Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low7
BeneventoSerie A£8,184,000Very lowVery lowLowVery lowLow7
Hammarby IFAllsvenskan£3,057,450LowVery lowLowLowVery low8
TalleresArgentinian Primera División£1,804,000Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumLow8
SCR AltachAustrian Bundesliga£1,739,055LowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low8
SKN St. P öltenAustrian Bundesliga£2,376,088Very lowVery lowVery lowLowMedium8
AueBundesliga 2£2,066,213Very lowVery lowVery lowHighVery low8
Burton AlbionChampionship£1,359,186Very lowVery lowVery lowHighVery low8
D. AlavésLa Liga£3,889,600Very lowVery lowLowLowLow8
Girona FCLa Liga£2,286,591Very lowVery lowLowLowLow8
CD LugoLa Liga 123£1,377,430LowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low8
Cultural LeonesaLa Liga 123£1,421,481Very lowVery lowVery lowLowMedium8
Fleetwood TownLeague 1£1,593,856LowVery lowVery lowLowLow8
ChavesLiga NOS£1,940,461Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumLow8
F. Santa MariaLiga NOS£1,459,039Very lowVery lowVery lowLowMedium8
ESTAC TroyesLigue 1£3,520,000Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumLow8
La BerrichonneLigue 2£1,955,360Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low8
Atlanta UnitedMLS£14,212,704Very lowVery lowLowMediumVery low8
Chicago FireMLS£19,113,600LowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low8
Colorado RapidsMLS£11,820,600LowVery lowVery lowMediumVery low8
Minnesota UnitedMLS£12,540,000Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumLow8
G öztepeTurkish Super Lig£1,768,612Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumLow8
Karab üksporTurkish Super Lig£1,681,873Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumLow8
Lyngby BKAlka Superliga£1,668,408Very lowVery lowVery lowLowHigh9
IK SiriusAllsvenskan£1,520,640Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumMedium9
Wolfsberger ACAustrian Bundesliga£1,443,913Very lowVery lowMediumMediumVery low9
Hull CityChampionship£11,756,800Very lowVery lowLowHighVery low9
W ürzburgGerman 3. Liga£2,609,894HighVery lowVery lowLowVery low9
AFC WimbledonLeague 1£1,452,990Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
NorthamptonLeague 1£1,540,000Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
NecaxaLiga Bancomer MX£4,975,027Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumMedium9
Portim ãoLiga NOS£1,342,346Very lowVery lowVery lowMediumMedium9
TondelaLiga NOS£1,346,495Very lowVery lowVery lowCriticalVery low9
Angers SCOLigue 1£4,224,000LowVery lowVery lowHighVery low9
Dijon FCOLigue 1£3,400,320Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
AC AjaccioLigue 2£2,178,000LowVery lowVery lowHighVery low9
Bourg En BresseLigue 2£1,894,750Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
H.Consa.SapporoMeiji Yasuda J1£2,333,760Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
Omiya ArdijaMeiji Yasuda J1£2,310,000Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
Vissel KobeMeiji Yasuda J1£4,848,980LowVery lowLowLowLow9
BournemouthPremier League£36,359,400LowLowLowLowVery low9
Arsenal TulaRussian Premier League£2,530,000Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
SKA-KhabarovskRussian Premier League£1,364,000Very lowVery lowVery lowCriticalVery low9
SalernoSerie B£6,050,880HighVery lowVery lowVery lowLow9
AlanyasporTurkish Super Lig£1,343,366Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
SivassporTurkish Super Lig£2,420,000Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
Yeni MalatyasporTurkish Super Lig£2,420,000Very lowVery lowVery lowHighLow9
J-S ödraAllsvenskan£1,386,061Very lowVery lowVery lowHighMedium10
Shimizu S-PulseMeiji Yasuda J1£2,178,000Very lowVery lowVery lowHighHigh11

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  1. You are incorrect about Aves, they are unlicensed and have a different kit, badge and they are simply called Alves not Vila das Alves.

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