Cardiff City football club manager, Russell Slade, is unsure of his future as his side missed out on the Championship play-offs.
The Bluebirds lost by three nil at Sheffield Wednesday this past weekend leaving them seven points adrift of the top six with one game left in the season.
The current contract of the coach is due to lapse at the end of this campaign but when asked if he expects to be in charge next season, Slade told BBC Sport:
“We’ll see. At the end of the day, it will be the owners’ decision.”
The coach may have overseen an unlikely Championship play-off this season but the truth is Slade has not been accepted by some Cardiff fans. Gary Hooper scored two goals as Sheffield Wednesday sealed their play-off place at their expense. The former Leyton Orient boss said:
“We’ve made progress. It’s my job, the team’s job and the staff’s job now to see if we can take that even further.
“We’ve made progress under difficult circumstances at times. We are going the right way.
“We had a bad day at the office today. We have to get over that. They always happen in football – it’s how you respond and react.
“I still believed we could get in that top six today and take it to the last game. Anything could’ve happened, but it’s not to be.”
He also added that their poor away record affected them this season but hopes they win their last game. He said:
“Our form at home is as solid as Sheffield Wednesday’s – it’s almost identical,” said Slade.
“But away from home we haven’t always performed for the 90 minutes. Five wins away from home is not enough.”
“We need to finish on a positive note. We have been strong at home.”