You mean Madden?
Madden I see as Football Pokemon. Trade and buy the best players to create the perfect team, and train them in complex maneuvers. Same as FIFA.
No, I mean Football Manager: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_Manager
By the sound of it, you've never played the game so I don't think you're in a position to claim it lacks strategy. Come back after you've played it and completed the San Marino challenge and then I'll listen to your opinion on it.
Edited 7/23/2015 17:28:57