Harry Wheeler believes Billericay Town’s future is bright after becoming self-sustainable.
The National League South side have cut the wage bill ahead of the forthcoming campaign.
And Wheeler, who returned for a second spell in charge of Town in January, is pleased to have seen key players take a pay cut to remain at the AGP Arena.
The Billericay boss said: “We have become self-sustainable and it has not been easy at all.
“The budget has gone down to a sustainable level and we have been able to keep hold of some really good players.
“It’s fantastic that we have been able to keep players like Sam Deering, Jake Robinson and Moses Emmanuel despite the cutbacks.”