Sunderland Manager David Moyes has revealed the Black Cats have made plans for their campaign in the Championship following Sunderland's relegation from the Premier League.
Moyes says he will hold further talks with club owner Ellis Short once the season concludes to find out "what way we have to go".
The Scot will sit down with Short and chief executive Martin Bain next week to discuss the blueprint he has handed over suggesting the way forward for the club, and the extent to which Short accepts his plan and is prepared to back it could determine his continued presence as Sunderland manager.
Sunderland face Premier League champions Chelsea away on Sunday, bringing an end to a miserable campaign in which the Black Cats have won only six of their 37 games to date, drawing another six and losing the remaining 25.
Moyes says it has been a tough season, with few high points and going into the game against Chelsea revealed Lamine Kone and midfielder Didier Ndong are both doubtful for the game, while Papy Djilobodji, midfielders Jason Denayer and Wahbi Khazri and striker Victor Anichebe are all on the sidelines, too.
Meanwhile, Moyes has warned Jordan Pickford's suitors not to expect a fire-sale price after confirming the club will only consider offers of around £30million.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has enjoyed a stunning season for the relegated Black Cats, also earning a call-up to the senior England squad, and is being eyed by several potential buyers.
Everton are reportedly the latest.