On the pitch plan and direction will come from the manager/head coach. We need a manager who will implement his own style and philosophy, we also need a reason to get optimistic. Appointing Woodgate again would seal our demise imo. I’d bet my house on him not lasting the season if we did. (Unless for some strange reason Danjuma was still at the club next year.)
The strategy of forward plans should come from those high up.
It's up to the manager to implement this strategy into the tactics needed to carry out the short/longer term that's aspired to.