I think it's down to your reputation. If you create your manager profile with an ''automatic'' reputation I think you start out without any reputation at all in the football world. You could've adjusted it to ''professional'' or ''international footballer'' so it's easier to get a job.
So, after two season where I didn't get a job, I realized I was probably better off loading up a few lower divisions, so to test that theory I started a new save and loaded up, along with the ones I had, the 2nd divisions of Portugal, Spain and Italy. April 2011 now and I get an offer. You'll never guess it.
Yes, the unproven Filipe Ribeiro has officially started his career on the South Korean Reserves League to manage the National Police Agency team! Now that's LLM for you!
Second "season" started, it's an 8 team-league, so there's 14 rounds, pretty basic. I've had the chance of a few friendlies before, this time around, so the practice gave me the opportunity to bulldozer opposition!
By the way, don't think this team is crap:
From this gem:
Now, I just hope I can get a team in a better league
Funny thing is Guttman is often mentioned over here, since he won two Champions Cup with Benfica, he's kind of a legend there and some still "blame" him for Benfica not winning any more CC because he said something like "Benfica won't win another Champions Cup" when he left.
This game is more a question of me having a go at different things in FM. Top-flight or lower league, I always play in Europe (had a save with Vasco da Gama in CM4 or whatever)