His mobile phone and football contacts book will be packed alongside the suntan and swimming gear in his holiday luggage as Kidderminster Harriers manager Stuart Watkiss heads for the sun today.
Kidderminster face potentially one of their stormiest agms in their history tonight when major shareholder Lionel Newton and chairman Colin Youngjohns look set to continue their war of words over the fight for control of the relegated Worcestershire club.
Newton has promised to give the board a rough ride at the meeting, while reiterating the desire for the board to open the books for a Hampshire consortium interested in buying his shares. But Youngjohns has countered by urging the club must remain in the hands of fans.
Such is the bitter stalemate that Watkiss, with no definitive budget agreed, has been unable to sign a single new player and his plans to have all his squad in place have been ruined.
He jets off for a ten-day break tomorrow, admitting he will have to keep his phone by his side to keep potential targets in the loop in the next stage of the off-the-pitch battle.
"It might be that I have to spent a couple of hours by pool on the mobile, which won't go down to well with the other half," said Watkiss. "But it's got to be done.
"The plan was to have all the signings done by the time I went on holiday. But everything is in limbo."
Watkiss admits the uncertainty hovering over Aggborough has cost the club two new signings who could not hang on waiting.
Former Shrewsbury Town and Telford United defender Trevor Challis is another target but he has warned he cannot "hang around forever".
Watkiss was also keen on Hucknall Town striker Danny Bacon but the 24-year-old has signed for Lincoln City.