Eric Black has told the the Birmingham Mail that he is set to leave Aston Villa at the end of the season.
Black has been placed in temporary charge of the Midlands club, following the departure of Remi Garde.
He is expected to be replaced by a permanent manager in the summer, however, it seems that he will not resume his role on the backroom staff.
“I’m taking it on until the last game as far as I know and that will be as far as I go with the team,” he said, when quizzed on his future.
Black’s departure from Villa is unlikely to be greeted with disappointment, as he has frustrated the club’s supporters during his time in temporary charge.
The Scottish manager has made some decisions which have been vocally questioned by those in attendance at Villa Park.
And Black admits that he has not particularly enjoyed being in charge of Villa.
“I’ve got to be honest I don’t think there’s been a lot of enjoyment," he added.
“I don’t want it to sound like I’m looking for sympathy because I’m not, but there’s a lot of negativity around, especially over the last seven or eight weeks and that has made it hard.
“It’s not a normal job in football, this.
“You’re not working with normal football elements here.
“But the elements are what they are and I’m caretaker manager so I will do what I can to make sure it remains professional and hopefully get a result Saturday.”
Black was handed a very tough role at the Villa, and from the moment he was appointing things haven’t gone smoothly.
The Claret and Blues have failed to win a match under his stewardship, and a number of off-the-field issues have plagued his time in charge.
David Moyes and Nigel Pearson are amongst the current front runners to takeover from Black at the end of the season.