This is a be careful what you wish for scenario, Speaking from experience, the team I currently lead I took over at the beginning of last season, this was after one leader left the game and the leader he left in charge then moved on to a higher league team, due to several players doing the same, and a failed merge attempt, the team was close to disbanding, low activity and people frustrated, not that dissimilar of a place as picking up a failing team like you are looking for.
Recruiting is relentless and extremely frustrating, hanging onto the players you have is a challange in itself, taking on inexperienced players which we had to, meant so much time teaching them how to achieve the 8/8 in the most time and rss conservative ways, as well as teaching them all atlas as these players where mostly pulled from non atlas teams. It is a huge undertaking and not to be underestimated, you will have two very different levels of player on the team, those gettin adjusted and those that still want to push to where the team once was, getting the balance right to hold onto those players that have remained loyal for so long, its stressful and a constant struggle and headache.
Like recruiting and all I know never stops, but when you are trying to do it cause the faith of your team is on a knife edge, believe me it ain’t much fun.
That being said, turn the corner and get that team to a place you are happy with, yes it is rewarding, and the challenge for the right type of person can be enough to push them to keep trying despite set back after set back.
But it is also worth saying, doing as you plan with your main will mean your main will suffer greatly, now if you where to do this with an alt account I would say, yeah go for it why not, you got nothing to lose really, but with your main can you go a season on a team you are building without the 8/8, with low daily tokens etc, your account will suffer too, so be sure this is a road you want to venture