Worcester City’s management team have revealed that the club may spiral further down the football pyramid in what would be difficult news for their long suffering supporters to stomach.
The club were relegated from the Vanarama National League North on the final day of the season.
But joint boss John Snape has refused to deny rumours that Worcester could play in Step 4 or even Step 5.
FA rules state that if a club ask to be relegated it must be a minimum of two leagues, not just one.
That means the club could be facing the County League as there is still no news on them returning to Worcester.
City are cash-strapped – and if they do not play in Step 3, then a reprieve will be granted.
That club could be Ryman League Harrow Borough, Pitchero Non-League has been told.
“I think there will be developments over the next week,” Snape told the Worcester News.
“I don’t know the level we are going to play at. I know we have got a structure in place for several different levels and different scenarios that we have agreed with the board, so we know what we are working with in terms of finances.
“We have also highlighted players from different levels.
“But it is a little bit unknown for everybody including the board and the fans. We need to get it resolved as the fixtures are coming out and we want to crack on.”
Snape, who will work with Lee Hughes, continued: “The plan is to work within a budget and the players have got to fit to that for the good of the team.
“We can’t make the minds up for the players. We can only offer them certain deals, so it is down to us to bring the right players to the football club.”