Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston fears he could lose manager Jimmy Calderwood to a bigger club.
Jimmy Calderwood has done a great job at Dunfermline
Calderwood is out of contract next summer and talks about a new deal will take place after the Tennent's Scottish Cup Final on Saturday.
"The only thing that surprises me is that he (Calderwood) is still here," Yorkston told the Daily Record.
"'He's done a great job and I know he has been approached for jobs in England and abroad and turned them down."
Calderwood has impressed during his four-and-a-half years at East End Park and may be inclined to search for a new challenge.
The Pars finished fourth in the SPL this season and end the campaign with their first Scottish Cup final appearance since 1968.
Along with senior players and other coaches, Calderwood agreed a pay-cut in February to keep the club from going into administration.
And the manager, who came to Fife from coaching in the Netherlands, may be frustrated at the club's continued failure to attract large crowds.
"We haven't really discussed a new contract but we've said we'll talk in the summer," continued Yorkston.
"Any new contract for Jimmy will be based on our revised rates.
"It settles everyone at the club if we know the person who is leading the team is here for the long term.
"The players who sign in the summer will also want to know if the man who brought them in will still be at the club in a year's time."