Glenn Hoddle has not taken long to start preparing to qualify for the Premiership.
No sooner had he signed a new one-year rolling contract than the manager confirmed yesterday that he was looking to build a squad fit to take Wolverhampton Wanderers back to the top flight.
But before he starts spending, he has a few options to sort out in-house.
They effectively mean securing veteran skipper Paul Ince on an extended contract as well as bringing season-long loan absentees Silas and Henri Camara back.
The attempt to reacclimatise Portuguese Premiership flop Silas, after a season back at Maritimo, will cause only minor interest among Wolves fans. But the re-signing of Ince and the possible return of Camara are huge issues.
In a summer disrupted by Camara's refusal to play outside the Premiership, Wolves were into pre-season training before Ince agreed to play on.
But the Wolves skipper proved his worth in no uncertain terms. Ince's return from injury inspired the unbeaten run of 18 matches with which Wolves ended the campaign. Hoddle wants his influential captain to play on into his 39th year.
Hoddle said: "I think Paul wanted to see if I was staying. And now I really don't think there'll be a problem. But, while I will wait for him, eventually we do need to know where we're going on that one."
The Camara situation, by contrast, is more tricky. After Sir Jack Hayward berated the striking Senegalese international last summer, the hardest part was perhaps convincing the club's owner that Camara could wear a Wolves shirt again. Then came an encouraging lack of hostility from fans when the water was publicly tested over bringing him back into the fold.
But Hoddle, prepared to consider that anything would improve his team, says it's down to the player. "I'm open minded enough," he said.
"Speaking purely on the football front, he's a good player, he was a good buy and I think I can make him a better player. But you can bring him back only if he wants to come back and play for Wolves."