Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini accepts today’s game could be his last in charge.
Madrid go to Malaga on Sunday a point behind leaders Barcelona, who meet struggling Real Valladolid at the Nou Camp on the season’s final day.
Despite pushing Barca so close, Pellegrini is unlikely to be at the Bernabeu next season with speculation in Spain and Italy suggesting Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has been lined up as his replacement.
Chilean Pellegrini has conceded his time could be up.
“All year, and especially in recent weeks, there hasn’t been a clear reply (from the club),” Pellegrini said when asked about his position.
“Amidst the uncertainty I have always had the support of the players.
“I don’t think Real speak behind the back of their coach, this isn’t their style. But I am not so naive to believe that all the rumours are simply speculation.
“If, for whatever reason, the project doesn’t continue the person who comes in will have a difficult job… he will have to win more than 100 points in the league to do better than me.
“I know failing to win a title isn’t good but I don’t think the final decision will change much whether we win the league or not.”