The Leicester City assistant manager Micky Adams has said he is considering his position at the Filbert Street club if he does not take over from Dave Bassett next season.
Bassett is believed to be ready to move upstairs to become the Leicester City Director of Football this summer and Adams is keen to make sure his position at the club is the one he believes he is being groomed for.
"I will support Dave Bassett 100% in the role I am employed and I will give him as much support as I can from now to the end of the season," said Adams.
"But after that? You'll have to speak to the chairman and the board.
"I want to be a manager next season. I'll be a manager at Leicester City - or somewhere else."
Adams joined Leicester from Brighton in October - at the same time as Bassett - in the wake of Peter Taylor's sacking and is believed to have been appointed as Bassett's assistant with succeeding the Foxes boss specifically in mind.
Bassett has not indicated that he expects to remain in his post as the Foxes chief but he is adamant that the club makes a decision quickly and cleanly.
"We have got to sort out what is best for Leicester City and there is no point in making snap decisions," said Bassett.
"We've got a sort of strategy, which we are thinking about, and things have got to be ironed out."