Brentford head coach Dean Smith, along with his assistant Richard O'Kelly, are worthy of 12-month contract extensions as the Bees start to get their plans in place for next season.
The Bees' chances of finishing in the top six, or bottom three. this year are slim so therefore the club, while making sure they don't slide down the table, need to plan for the future.
And it is quite right that extending the head coach's contract at Griffin Park was high on the agenda to avoid a turbulent campaign next season.
Arsene Wenger is coming to the end of his contract at Arsenal and that has been a sideshow at the north London club all season.
The situation at the Emirates Stadium has created a logjam with Mesut Ozil going on record that he wants to know what the Frenchman's future is before discussing a new deal with the Gunners.
Brentford have now avoided that situation and it makes the future clearer for the squad who will be renegotiating contracts.
The way the Bees have done business in recent years has suggested that a player's contract must be renewed with 12 months remaining on the deal.
Alan Judge, who is out of contract at Griffin Park this summer, would almost certainly have been sold in 2016 had it not been for Luke Hyam's shocking challenge that left him with a broken leg.
The club have options to extend Florian Jozefzoon and Jota's contract for a further 12 months but expect them to try and add a further year on top to ensure they have value rather than allowing them to leave for nothing in 2018.
Jota has impressed since his return from Spain and Brentford would be delighted if they can agree a long term contract.
Alan McCormack's deal also expires in the summer but, until he starts playing regularly, an extension appears unlikely.
Of those whose deals expire in 2018, the priority now should be to tie Harlee Dean down to a long term deal.
The captain has been superb for Brentford this season both on and off the pitch. His leadership has been seen in games as he drives the team forward and he has added some flair to his game.
Off the pitch, he takes his role as captain incredibly seriously and has acted as a protective shield for his current and former team-mates.
For example, it was Dean who published Scott Hogan's leaving message and had fans giving him flak intended for the now Aston Villa forward.
That said, if the club can't agree a deal by the summer then they must look to sell the skipper in order to extract the maximum value for him.
Brentford need to be quick to extend Josh Clarke's contract at the club with the young full back continuing to impress in his first full season in the Championship.
Andreas Bjelland, Lasse Vibe, Philipp Hofmann and Jack Bonham all see their deals come to an end in 2018.
The Danish duo are worthy of an extension given their recent form, while Bonham and Hofmann need to break into the team to be worthy of a new deal.
Smith's future being resolved is a positive but there is still work to be done to ensure the Bees are in a strong position come the start of the summer transfer window.