Reading FC manager Paul Ince has stated that he will sit down the with hierarchy next week to discuss his future.

Arriving in February, the former England and Manchester United midfielder has led the Royals away from relegation danger, securing the club’s safety with two matches to spare.

However, his initial contract was only on a temporary basis and will run out at the end of the season.

Ince had not managed for eight years before accepting the role at RG2.

Speaking to the media ahead of the final home against West Brom on Saturday, Ince said: “I have to sit down with the people that be and see where we’re taking this club.

“It’s a fantastic club with fantastic people and fantastic fans- its going to be a busy summer and tough season. If you thought this season was tough, next season is going to be even tougher.

“We’ve got to make sure we get the right people, the right philosophy, the right identity, so I won’t get much of a holiday.

“I am happy to sit down with the owners and have a conversation. It’s got to have a project; this club needs to change in a lot of places. We’ve got to be willing to change and get the message out to the fans.

"I felt being here the last four-five weeks there is a togetherness with the players and the fans, there’s a spirit about them. We’re closing the separation because the fans are so important.

"I can understand the fans frustration with not knowing what’s happening and where the club is going forward.

"Next week will be the time where we sit down and hopefully sort out where this club is going as the infrastructure is all in place, we just need an identity and get that out to the fans.

“Next year is going to be tough, but after that we can start building a team and take it to where it belongs. If it’s a four-year project, why would you not want to be here.”