Stoke City chairman Gunnar Gislason will not be offering manager Johan Boskamp a new two-year contract.
Boskamp's future at the Britannia Stadium is unclear
City's Icelandic owners - who have been in talks to sell the club - want the Dutchman to revert to the original two-year deal he signed last summer.
Boskamp could leave at the end of June, and wants an answer on his future from the board this weekend.
Gislason told BBC Radio Stoke: "If an agreement can't be made to buy our shares, we'll have to make decisions."
Boskamp's original deal would leave him under contract at the Britannia Stadium for a further year.