Derby County are keen to extend manager Nigel Clough's contract, but are not putting a timetable on agreeing a fresh deal.
Clough has been in charge at Pride Park since January 2009 and the former Burton boss' current contract expires at the end of the season.
The Rams have enjoyed a positive start to the new Championship campaign and chief executive Tom Glick has confirmed there will be talks regarding an extension.
"We are delighted with how the team has started the season," said Glick in the Derby Evening Telegraph.
"I think our commitment to Nigel has been on display for everyone to see for some time. He has been our guy and he continues to be our guy.
"What we certainly do not want to do is conduct any contract extension in public.
"We are all aware his contract is up at the end of the season and we have no intention of leaving it to next summer.
"I don't want to put a timetable on it. He and I have not put a timetable on it. We will be working together with him to hopefully extend him for some time to come."