Stuart Watkiss is having to rethink his summer recruitment plans because of the uncertainty hanging over Kidderminster Harriers.
The Aggborough manager, having to rebuild the squad after their relegation from the Football League, wanted to move quickly for his targets by offering them deals, tagged with signing deadlines.
But he says the battle for control for the club means the plans are in limbo. Majority shareholder Lionel Newton is keen to sell his shares but a third party consortium, believed to be led by Farnborough Town chairman Ron Higgins, as well as the current board are fighting for the shares and Newton has now extended his deadline for bids until May 27.
Watkiss, who has yet to have his budget confirmed, fears the boardroom issues are costing the club the chance to bring in new players.
"The plan was to target the players we wanted, offer them deals and give them a week to decide," said Watkiss. "We cannot afford to hang around.
"I wanted to get players in quickly. Now all I can do it to speak to players, explain the situation and suggest what I think might be able to offer them. I had spoken to two or three and the feedback initially had been positive but I've then noticed their interest has cooled."
Watkiss' own future would be uncertain if the Hampshire consortium take-over but he says the boardroom wrangle needs to be resolved sooner rather later.
"Recruitment of players is paramount whoever is in charge," he said.
"The club should have learned from last year . They were left with only a small group of players when preseason started and look what happened. This season, more than ever, we need a group of players on board right from the first day of pre-season. n Moor Green have secured the services of player of the year Phil Trainer and deadline signing Phil Midworth for next season.
Both players have agreed new one-year deals with the Nationwide North club.
Midfielder Trainer's allaction displays earned him a double award as supporters player of the season and players player.
Former West Bromwich Albion player Midworth moved to the Moors late in the season from Burton Albion. Moors have, however, freed Jae Martin after the former Birmingham City forward struggled last term.