Yeah my yth was at 3 back then and i've 15 lvl trainingx, @andre and i started almost the same time, but restarting has left him with 9 months of build works to do.
But this game at least should have some options when an old manager want to restart.
Options like:
*Select players to move with.
*keep or destroy facilities.
*starts from zero as option, with 50% faster building time for starting afresh.