When asked whether he would continue as manager whatever the outcome Coppell replied: "I can't say that. Let's get Sunday out of the way and we will go from there. That's not giving myself an out but my whole concentration is on Sunday.
"This has got nothing to do with my personal situation, it is about Reading Football Club trying to win a football game on Sunday, nothing else.
"I'm not backing out of answering a question but I just want to concentrate on the football match."
Reading are hoping that Fulham don't win at Portsmouth otherwise they will go down unless thay beat Derby by a sackful of goals.