Stockport boss Carlton Palmer has admitted his concern over his future at the
club despite overseeing the Hatters' late-season transformation.
County have won four of their last five games to haul themselves clear of the
But Palmer is worried about the implications of a possible
merger with Sale Sharks.
"It's difficult because I have got
players here I want to sign," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"I have been assured that I will be the manager next
season, but until the takeover happens, or doesn't happen, I can't sign the
players I want.
"The length of the contract is important. We feel we have worked particularly
hard here, and we are looking for a lengthy contract.
"A year's contract - and I don't want to cut my nose off to spite my face -
is not something I would be happy with.
"The new people have assured me that as
soon as the takeover happens they will thrash things out with me.
"We have to work to a long-term plan. I said when I came in that it would
take a long time, that we had good kids here, and we would have to be