Warren Gatland has insisted the British and Irish Lions' series decider with New Zealand will not define his coaching career in a bid to heap pressure on the All Blacks.
The Lions can claim just their second-ever series win in New Zealand on Saturday, but must end the All Blacks' 39-match unbeaten run at Eden Park to make history.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has revealed Gatland will be on the shortlist as a potential replacement for current boss Steve Hansen, who is expected to step down following the 2019 World Cup.
But Lions and Wales head coach Gatland has made no plans for his future - and even quipped he could retire from coaching after the next World Cup.
New Zealand chief Tew has more than once during the Lions tour explained that Kiwi coach Gatland will be in the running to replace Hansen, who has helped the All Blacks win the last two World Cups.
But Gatland is only interested in what happens on Saturday - where the Lions could notch up their first series win in New Zealand since 1971.