WREXHAM boss Denis Smith has been offered a new long-term contract by chairman Mark Guterman, who was questioned about the manager's future in the aftermath of Saturday's 6-1 mauling at Peterborough United.
BBC Wales presenter Oliver Hides surprised Guterman by asking whether Smith's job was on the line when everyone in the Dragons' camp was more concerned about goalkeeper Andy Dibble, who had been stretchered off just 16 minutes into the game with a broken arm and dislocated elbow and taken to hospital.
Guterman dismissed the question as ridiculous, indicating the opposite was in fact the case and yesterday Smith confirmed that the subject of a new deal had been broached. But the Racecourse boss said an extended contract was not an immediate issue.
"It's nice to be offered but I haven't got time to think about that at the moment," he said.
"The immediate problem I've got now is finding a goalkeeper in time for Tuesday night's match at QPR."
The Wrexham boss spent much of yesterday trying without success to sign an experienced replacement for Dibble, which suggests that he does not want to put second-string Paul Whitfield in the firing line at Loftus Road.
Smith hinted as much immediately after Saturday's match when he said: "Paul is not a young boy, he's 21, and he's got to learn his job.
"People have to understand what they are doing out there is their jobs and there are a lot harder jobs than playing football. You have to go out there and perform and if things are not going for you, you have to do something about it."
The Dragons boss, who will continue his search for reinforcements this morning, said last night: "A player I had in mind and was available is injured, while another is a maybe. Sunday is not the best day for trying to arrange something like this."
Although an outstanding PFA loan prevents Wrexham from conducting other transfer business, goalkeepers are usually exempt.
Smith explained: "It's an emergency and the club has got to be able to function, but I won't know the situation until I try."