Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed he has held preliminary talks over extending his Eastlands contract.
Hughes has presided over an inconsistent season for the big-spending club since taking the reins at the City of Manchester Stadium in June 2008.
But with two years remaining on his existing contract, the former Blackburn Rovers and Wales boss has held initial talks with the club hierarchy over a potential new deal.
Hughes has led City to 11th place in the Premier League table and the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup so far this season.
"I've got two years left on my contact, but there have been talks about a new one," Hughes told the Sunday Express.
"But you will have to speak to the owners about that.
"I hope something comes of this and if a new contract is a possibility then obviously I've be very pleased.
"I believe that where the club is now they have the best people in place, myself included.
"I have a lot of support from the owner and everybody. They understand what we are trying to do."