Ollie Horgan has said he hopes to meet with the Finn Harps board in the coming days to begin discussions on his budget for next season.
The Harps manager also confirmed that he has spoken to several players from his squad as he takes the first steps towards assembling a new panel for the 2017 campaign.
He hopes to speak with all his players before too long.
Aside from Ryan McConnell, who is currently on loan with Ballinamallard United, almost the entire first team squad is out of contract since the end of the season.
Horgan said he has also made attempts to speak with other players with a view to bringing them to Finn Park.
“I have been ringing people but getting them to answer the phone can be an achievement,” he said.
“It’s a head-wrecking time of the season. It’s the time of year that I detest.”
Horgan said the fact that Drogheda United gained promotion to the Premier Division will make Harps’ prospects next season even more difficult.
He said Drogheda, being so close to Dublin, will have access to a greater pool of players and with an increased budget, will be in a much stronger position than Wexford Youths would have been had they survived.