Chris Hughton has other priorities at Newcastle other than signing a new contract. The Magpies coach will see his current deal expire next summer and he is yet to pen fresh terms.
Having guided the club back into the big time last season, Hughton is determined to ensure that they remain among England's elite.
With much of his time dedicated to reaching that goal at the moment, he has little opportunity to consider what may be in store for him.
"At the moment I'm just getting on with the job," he said in The Guardian.
"Yes, my contract is up at the end of the season but my priority is just to get on and do the best job that I can and let other things take care of themselves.
"From my point of view where I want to be is manager of Newcastle United. That is where I am and I would like that to continue.
"But the most important thing is to get the results because I am also conscious that, as managers, we can go through bad periods.
"Things can change very quickly in football so all I want to do is concentrate on the job at the moment."