Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka is considering his future at the club.
The 42-year-old Spaniard, who took charge at the Riverside in November 2013, left Boro’s training ground unexpectedly on Friday after a row.
Boro, who travel to Charlton on Sunday, are second in the Championship, four points behind leaders Burnley with a game in hand.
But, having led the table by six points on 12 January, they have won just three of their past 10 games.
The club’s hierarchy are trying to convince him to stay.