NEGOTIATIONS between Wrexham and outgoing managing director David Rhodes have stalled as a result of media speculation over the terms of his departure.
Lawyers for both parties were talking for much of last week over a severance package for the long-serving Racecourse director, who will leave the club by mutual consent.
Neither Wrexham chairman Mark Guterman nor Rhodes would comment publicly over the weekend but the Daily Post understands the deal would have been signed and sealed on Friday had it not been for damaging reports in an evening newspaper, which led to fears that the now standard confidentiality clauses common to such settlements had been breached.
Wrexham's Second Division match at Peterborough United was Guterman's chief concern over the weekend and the lawyers are expected resume talks. The two sides are close to agreement and an announcement can be expected early this week.
Rhodes' departure will lead to a shake-up of administration at the Racecourse with commercial director Bill Wingrove becoming the public face of the club.
Former Lincoln City chairman John Reames will assist Wrexham on a part-time advisory basis only and Steve Ellis, who currently works with the club's school of excellence, will take on the role of club secretary.