Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has warned that it will almost be impossible for the club to repeat the success of this season.
The Dane had a dream first season in charge at the Liberty Stadium, guiding the club to Capital One Cup success as well as a Premier League top-10 finish.
"It's impossible to always move forward but sometimes even maintaining the status quo is enough," he said.
"At this club we cannot pretend to think that we are going to win another major trophy next year, or even the year after that because that will be very difficult.
"However, if we're talking about the Premier League, I think we will have to improve just to stay where we are now.
"It's a little early to set exact targets because we still have to get new players in but with our idea of the players we want, I think our target should be to try to at least stay mid-table and consolidate ourselves as a Premier league side.
"It will be very, very tough to stay in mid-table because some of the other clubs below us want to invest to improve."