Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins suggests manager Michael Laudrup will not extend his current contract.
The Welsh club are desperate to tie the Danish tactician down after he guided them to victory in the Capital One Cup late last month and although Laudrup has said he will stay, Jenkins insisted the hunt was on for a potential replacement .just in case.
"We always do that process of looking for the next manager, it never changes," he told the Sun on Sunday.
"We look at different teams and how they play, different managers and if they have the right backgrounds to suit us.
"You have to have an understanding of what is about on the market and what would suit our club.
"You can look ahead, whether it is for two or five years' time."
Laudrup took over from Brendan Rodgers in the summer and is contracted at the Liberty Stadium until the end of the 2013/14 season.