Birmingham City vice-chairman Peter Pannu says manager Alex McLeish doesn't warrant the contract he is seeking.
Pannu admits McLeish deserved a bonus for his performance last year, but he felt the Scot was still not the finished article.
"He has not been tried and tested yet," Pannu told the Daily Star. "The club was relegated, then promoted and last year we stayed up, so he has done well.
"But to suggest that he is in the top class like a Mourinho, well, he is no Mourinho yet. The ball is in his court."
McLeish, when asked about his contract situation, refused to discuss developments, saying: "I don't want to talk about it.
"We've signed three players and that's all I want to talk about."