Chris Hughton is tightlipped on whether he will be in charge of Birmingham City next season.
The Blues are out of the playoff promotion battle after defeat in the semifinal to Blackpool last night.
Hughton has been linked with the West Bromwich Albion job and said: "It's very difficult for me to comment on anything because anything's that's been mentioned at all has always just been speculation.
"And I think it's probably not fitting at this moment."
He added: "I'm sitting here and everything that's been said about me has very much been speculation. It's certainly not the right moment because it's about a group of players. I'm as devastated as they are because we've got so close."