Andy Hessenthaler is excited by the ever-improving level of competition in the National League despite the challenges this may pose when it comes to transfer business.
Dover are reshaping their squad having released 11 players and bid farewell to loanee Josh Debayo at the end of the campaign.
They are still also waiting on replies to contract offers from skipper Mitch Brundle, Anthony Jeffrey, Bedsente Gomis and Joe Bedford, which may well play a decisive role in how the Whites boss disposes of his budget.
Hessenthaler said: “It was interesting what the chairman (Jim Parmenter) said (about the National League becoming an extension on the Football League).
“We’re probably a small club now with what’s in this league.
“There are some big clubs in there. It’s quite exciting, the thought of Notts County coming to Dover, who would have thought that a while back?”