Carlos Carvalhal looks set to leave his position as Swansea manager at the end of the season.
The Swans look almost certain to be relegated from the Premier League after a run of eight games without a win, including a defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton on Tuesday night.
The Welsh side need to beat Stoke on Sunday and for Saints to lose at home to champions Manchester City, with a 10-goal swing in their favour, in order to stay up.
It is understood the Swansea board do not plan to renew Carvalhal's contract.
Carvalhal's reign began with a win over Watford and they followed that up with victories over Liverpool, Arsenal, Burnley and West Ham.
But their form has collapsed since then, with the club now looking doomed to the drop.
Carvalhal is due to face the media on Friday at his 1.30pm press conference, and will no doubt be asked about his future at the club.