Rob Kelly insists he will continue readying Nottingham Forest for Saturday's clash with Coventry until told otherwise.
With Steve McClaren having vacated the City Ground hot-seat, Kelly has been placed in caretaker charge of first-team proceedings.
His first task is to ensure that the squad are ready for the resumption of Championship duties after the international break.
It is looking increasingly likely that Steve Cotterill will be appointed the club's new manager before Forest go to Coventry, with the Portsmouth boss on his way to Nottingham to pen a deal, but until his appointment is officially confirmed, Kelly is prepared to oversee events.
"Where we are is that we are getting ready for the Coventry game until we're told otherwise," he told Sky Sports News HD.
"The most important thing in all of this are the players and the supporters. The players are ready to play.
"Events will unfold, I can't affect that, so I'm not going to worry about it or concern myself with it. We'll get ready and if it changes, I'm sure someone will tell me and then events will unfold."
Cotterill is set to become Forest's third manager in the space of four months, following in the footsteps of Billy Davies and McClaren.
Upheaval in the dugout is hardly beneficial, but midfielder Lewis McGugan claims the players are happy to play for whoever is in charge.
"I will work with any manager," he said.
"Anyone who comes in, we have just got to try and learn the way he plays and how he wants stuff done and try and get the best out of everyone."