Sevilla president Jose Castro does not believe it would be a failure for the club if Jorge Sampaoli fails to renew his contract.
Castro once again reiterated his support for the Argentine Coach following Sevilla’s 3-0 loss at Barcelona on Wednesday, extending their winless streak across all competitions to five games.
"Our trust in Sampaoli is intact but this is the time now to think about the club. We have to be thinking about these remaining eight matches," Castro stated.
"There will be time to answer those questions [about Sampaoli's future] later. We can't allow these [remaining] eight matches to derail our successful season.
"He has one year left on his contract but I would not consider it a failure at all if he didn't continue.
“At Sevilla, we don't talk behind each others' backs and we are interested in having Sampaoli stay here for many more years. He has one more year on his contract. We continue to place our trust in him. But what will happen over the coming months, I do not know. He only tells us how happy he is here with us."