Cheltenham boss Mark Yates has warned that it will take time for him to build a successful side with the limited transfer funds he has available.
The Robins occupied a play-off spot at the end of December, but after recording just five wins in 2011 their safety was only assured on Saturday following Barnet's defeat at Accrington.
The win for Stanley, who have one of the smallest budgets in npower League Two, guaranteed them a play-off campaign but Yates says it will be some time before Town can experience that kind of success.
He told the Gloucester Citizen: "While I know this is a precarious job, it takes time when you don't have the funds to actively make a massive difference. Things have been very tight here, but we have made a fist of it and it took those other clubs years to get anywhere near it, but credit to them.
"John (Coleman) has done fantastically over a period of time at Accrington and Alan Knill did a great job at Bury before he left to join Scunthorpe, but it took him three and a half years to build that team and the club has budgeted to lose £500,000 this year.
"This is never going to a quick fix unless you throw big money at it and I don't see anyone coming forward to throw a million pounds into the pot. We have to do it slowly, carefully and properly as we see fit to have a go at it and give supporters some hope. We have a chance of making a small profit this season and hopefully that means I will be given a bit more to work with next season."