Yeovil Town boss Russell Slade is on the verge of penning a two-year extension to his current deal with the Glovers.
The former Scarborough manager will then be contracted to the League One side until the summer of 2011.
"In theory everything has been agreed and there are no major stumbling blocks," said Slade, who guided the club to the League One play-off final last term.
"This extension will make sure that there's long-term stability at the club, and the players won't be thinking about whether the manager is staying or not.
"We're trying to build a youth policy here and it'll give me a chance to have an input in that.
"It also gives you a chance with your squad to look ahead a little bit and see what players you can bring in as it gives you time to build the squad a little bit more.
"We can make changes in January with the way we've geared up the loans we've brought in, and with the players we have on shorter-term contracts, we can manoeuvre a bit and certainly in the summer we can manoeuvre a little bit more."