Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted he may quit the club at the end of the season, dpa reported.
The 62-year-old, who has been at Arsenal since 1996, told French newspaper L'Equipe he will review his position in May.
"What is hard is the feeling something is finishing," said Wenger, who has two years of his contract remaining. "For me, we're now talking short term, it's obvious," he said.
"But whether it's with me or someone else, it changes nothing. My successor needs foundations on which he can be successful."
Wenger led Arsenal to the League and Cup double in 1998 and 2002 but the club have not won a trophy since 2005.
"We'll look at things at the end of this season."
Wenger hinted that the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri had affected his mood.
"For the first time I lost young players, who were reaching maturity," he said. "I suffered. It's painful to lose key men you have invested a lot in.
"(Poor results) broke the squad. I often call it 'the season of the last minute'," he said when asked about Arsenal's poor finish to the 2010-11 campaign, which saw the Gunners finish fourth in the Premier League."