Neil Warnock is uncertain whether he will remain at Cardiff City following their relegation from the Premier League.
The 70-year-old has no plans to retire from management but says he will ‘let the dust settle’ before holding talks with Bluebirds owner Vincent Tan and chairman Mehmet Dalman over his future at the club.
“I think we’ve just (got) to relax for a few days and have a think about everything,” said Warnock, after the defeat to Crystal Palace which consigned his side to the drop.
“I’ve got to let things settle and not do anything rash. I’ve not spoken to anybody. You can’t make rash judgements at this stage of the season with one game to go.
“Mehmet has been amazing with me, so I’m sure we will have a chat, either today, this weekend or the next couple of weeks.
“I will be working next year, I will have a year somewhere. I am looking forward to that challenge again now.”
Speaking to talkSPORT after the dramatic 3-2 reverse at home to Palace, Warnock praised the efforts of his side as he claimed this season has been the best of his 40-year managerial career.
Written off by many following their surprise promotion from the Championship, Cardiff have battled bravely against the odds in the top-flight and have had to contend with the tragic death of record signing Emiliano Sala.
“When I came to the club it was in a difficult situation, it was a torn apart a little bit. Now we have united the club and we are alive and kicking,” said Warnock.
“I bet there has never been a team relegated where the fans have made such a noise after the game. They are amazing the fans, they have been all season, and I am right proud to manage them.
“This is my 40th year in management and I think it’s one of the best seasons – if not the best season – I’ve ever had in management with what I have had to go through and still be looking as handsome as I am.”
Warnock refuses to be downbeat about Cardiff’s relegation and says the tragic death of Sala puts everything into perspective.
“I’ve had 40 years in management and you have more or less seen everything that can be thrown at you, but this came out of the blue,” he said.
“It puts it into perspective. We’ve got relegated but the lad has lost his life. We are disappointed but we can go again.
“Emiliano, I spent a couple of months getting him and I told him ‘we are going to create chances and you are going to score them’ because I’m sure he would have done.
I thought ten goals in the second half of the season from him would have definitely got us safe.
“It was a major blow at a time where we couldn’t really go out and get anybody else.
“I don’t think I realised at the time emotionally how much it took out of me because it did. It was a very, very difficult time.”