Greece’s German coach Otto Rehhagel will make a decision about his future when the World Cup qualifiers end on Wednesday.
Rehhagel, who took the unfancied Greeks to success at Euro 2004, has been offered a new deal but has so far refused to sign it. His current deal ends on Wednesday after the final qualifier against Georgia and with Greece looking unlikely to qualify for next year’s finals in Germany, Rehhagel may stand down.
“We will see,” Rehhagel said following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat in Copenhagen.
“We still have one game and we need to focus on this. After that I will talk with the (FA) president and decide.”
Greece still have a slim chance of clinching the second spot in Group Two, but they must beat Georgia and hope that Denmark don’t beat Kazakhstan and Turkey lose to Albania.
While both the Greek FA want Rehhagel to stay, the German has not yet made up his mind.
“I will continue coaching, that’s for sure. I just don’t know where,” Rehhagel told German television.
“I will discuss it with the FA and I don’t know what will come out of these discussions.
FA chief Vassilis Gagatsis was hopeful that Rehhagel would stay.
“I am waiting for his answer of our offer to stay on until 2008 and I think it will be positive,” he said.
Midfielder Stelios Giannakopoulos added: “Of course we want him to stay on. This was not a minor feat he achieved and I think he will decide to stay with us.”