Steve Coppell admits the support of Reading's fans may convince him to stay at the Madejski stadium.
There has even been a 'Save Steve Coppell' group set up on popular social networking site Facebook and Coppell told the Reading Evening Post: "The fans' support does come into my thinking and I was delighted with the reception they gave me personally.
"From that point of view, I feel blessed to be working for a club where I am appreciated. It's nice to work for a chairman (John Madejski) who wants me.
"I have to say I am delighted with the reaction. That support from the fans wouldn't have been there at any other club.
"They are unique and their response does have a bearing on my future. If the fans were all saying 'he's had his time', I wouldn't be able to stay on."