Cardiff manager Malky Mackay will take charge of today's lunchtime Premier League clash with Liverpool not knowing if it will be his final game in charge.
Mackay travelled to Merseyside with his team on Friday despite being told by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan that he must resign or face the sack.
Tan, who flew into the UK ahead of the game at Anfield, is reportedly unhappy with the Scotsman's style of play, the results he has delivered and for allegedly overspending in the summer transfer market.
Mackay has also been told there will be no fresh funds available in January as the Bluebirds look to consolidate their top-flight position, despite the manager stating he would like to sign three new players.
Those factors have led to a stand-off between Tan and Mackay, with the latter unwilling to fall on his sword.
Tensions between the two first surfaced in October, when head of recruitment Iain Moody lost his job to be replaced by a friend of the Tan family.
There has been widespread support among other Premier League managers for Mackay, with Manchester United's David Moyes and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho voicing their concerns at the situation he finds himself in.
Cardiff go into the 12:45pm kick-off at Liverpool 15th in the Premier League table, four points clear of the relegation zone.