Everton manager Sam Allardyce has admitted that he can no longer be confident of his future at the club.
The Toffees ended their Premier League season with a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United, which saw both sets of fans mercilessly boo the 63-year-old.
Speaking after the game, Allardyce claimed that an eighth-placed finish is a good result considering Everton's early-season struggles, but admitted that he will seek clarity over his future next week.
"The players picked up the mantle immediately and started to say 'we need to get Everton out of the position we're in'," Allardyce told reporters.
"I think you're there to guide them tactically and make them as fit as they possibly can be and try to give them the right direction.
"The players' efforts from day one to now have been very good and we've been sitting in the top half for many weeks now.
"At one stage we looked like pushing Burnley. Eighth is a good finish from where we were at the beginning.
"Confident (over my future)? I can't quite say after all the rumours I'm reading in the paper because generally there's something and there's no smoke without fire, but I'll wait and see when we meet up next week, or this week actually."