Sunderland manager Chris Coleman reportedly wants to remain at the club despite their relegation from the Championship.
The Black Cats dropped into League One after losing 2-1 to Burton Albion at the weekend but, according to Sky Sports News, the former Wales boss is keen to manage them in the third tier.
The club's long-term future is said to hinge on a takeover bid, with American owner Ellis Short desperate to offload the club and its debts of around £100m.
Coleman is reportedly aiming to hold talks with Short about plans to raise funds for next season in the event of a takeover bid failing.
According to recent reports, two firm offers for the club have been tabled.