Premier League: West Brom head coach Pepe Mel casts doubt on future
West Brom head coach Pepe Mel has cast further doubt over his future by suggesting his contract expires this summer.
Last Updated: 03/05/14 7:06am
The former Real Betis coach took over from Steve Clarke in the New Year and looks set to secure Albion's top-flight survival with three games remaining.
When Mel was appointed the club announced his arrival on an 18-month contract, but the Spaniard has revealed he will have talks about his future with the Albion board this summer.
"I will have a meeting with West Brom after the season but the next important thing is Arsenal on Sunday," he said.
"Sorry, but I only want to talk about our remaining matches against Arsenal, Sunderland and Stoke City.
"Of course we can bring the talks forward when we are safe. We can talk about the situation on Monday if we are safe.
"My contract finishes after the Stoke City match and then we will have the meeting for the future.
"It is an open contract. It's not closed, the contract. It's easy to understand; if Pepe Mel says yes and West Brom say yes, no problem.
"I think now only about the mentality of the players for Sunday. The players only need to hear me talk about Arsenal now. We need this point.
"It's not good for us to speak about the future. Wait only seven or eight days please then I'll speak with you about this all the time.
"I enjoy my job, being at West Brom and the fans, but January and February were very, very difficult for me, with Long leaving and the Anelka situation and more.
"But the most important thing is at the end. If at the end it's good, then no problem."
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