GARRY Monk has a list of potential summer signings in mind and he has an idea about which Swansea City players he might look to move on.
He has discussed pre-season with Swansea's hierarchy, with plans for a trip abroad in July close to being finalised.
But for the moment, Monk is unsure if what goes on at Swansea next season will have anything to do with him.
Right now, he concedes, he does not know whether he will be going on "a long holiday" come the end of this campaign, or immediately switching his attention to 2014-15.
Right now, Monk's future is murky.
And if Swansea can see off Aston Vila tomorrow, he hopes things will soon become a little clearer.
"I think it's best for the club, for me, for everyone, if we all know what's happening," Monk says.
"I speak to the chairman every day about day-to-day things, but he hasn't said anything about the future.
"But hopefully, if we can get a result this weekend and get ourselves mathematically safe, we will sit down next week and decide what's happening.
"I haven't pushed anything with the chairman and the board because my job isn't done yet this season.
"I am not concerned that he hasn't said anything. My only concern at the moment is to get the club mathematically safe first.
"Hopefully we can do that as soon as possible, and then I can sit down with the chairman and the board and clarify the situation for the good of everyone."
Monk acknowledges he has "had an input" into Swansea's plans for pre-season.
"I don't care where we go as long as the facilities are good," he explains.
His thinking is that whether he is in charge or not, Swansea will have to go somewhere to prepare for next season.
As for the playing staff, Monk is understood to have discussed possible targets with Huw Jenkins and Co.
He also has ideas on those players who are already at Swansea.
No senior figure is out of contract this summer, but Jonathan de Guzman, Roland Lamah, Marvin Emnes and Alvaro Vazquez all see loans come to an end, while David Ngog's short-term deal expires, so decisions have to be made.
"You have to have things in your mind," Monk adds.
"You have to think about that sort of thing, but it's not fair for me to talk to players about anything like that unless I am officially the manager.
"Again that highlights that the sooner the clarification comes, the better it will be for everyone."
Quite where Monk would end up should Swansea's owners decide they want a new boss is uncertain.
He is unlikely to go back to being a player having had a stint in charge, while he might have reservations about coaching under someone else.
Monk hopes he does not have to contemplate either scenario.
He admits that being Swansea's head coach has been even more demanding than he expected — "I used to have a life," he jokes — but is in no mood to stand aside having been handed this big chance at the age of 35.
"I would be stupid to say I didn't want this job," Monk declares.
"It's been a great opportunity for me, but we'll have to wait and see if it carries on."