AFC HAYES want manager Danny Vincent to remain in charge next season after a huge turnaround in their fortunes since he took over.
But much will depend on convincing Vincent and his assistant Colin Murphy that there will be some kind of budget next season to match the management duo's ambitions.
The pair took over from Dale Welch in January when the team was bottom of Zamaretto League Division One Central but they have since risen clear of the danger zone and confidence has returned.
"We would like Danny and Colin to stay and to be able to improve the team, but we need to sit down to discuss what they want and what we can give," said chairman Barry Stone.
"We are not broke, but like a lot of clubs, we are struggling and just about breaking even.
"Finding the money just to remain at the level we are at will be very difficult and we are up against teams with much bigger means in this division.
"But without wishing to say anything bad about Dale, who inherited a difficult situation last season, Danny has done an excellent job. He's made us more competitive and organised.
Vincent said: "Staying on depends on a few issues. I have a good working partnership with Colin and we are going to discuss it. I'd like to carry on, but finances come into it a little bit.
"We need to talk about where we are going and if I can get a little bit more of a budget to keep these boys together.
"That will be important, because a lot of clubs are going to come in for one or two of them at the end of the season, without a shadow of doubt, and they need rewarding if they stay."
Vincent added: "The form's been good and there's an excellent buzz around the dressing room. We've got a small squad, but they're working well together.
"I think there's just a little bit more discipline than there was before - a little more common sense in our play and the boys are listening to what we have to say."