Remi Garde refused to set a deadline on signing a new contract at Lyon ahead of Sunday's Ligue 1 clash with Brest.
Garde this week revealed he had been offered a new deal after leading the club to the Coupe de France, their first trophy in four years.
But he is prioritising the clash with Brest as Les Gones continue their pursuit of a place in the Champions League. They remain rank outsiders, though, nine points behind third-placed Lille although they do have four games to go compared to Lille's three.
"I have nothing more to say on the (contract) situation than what I have said already," Garde said at the pre-match press conference.
"Things should move fast enough but there is no date set. There are certain things to sort out but things have gone very well so far.
"That the players have said positive things about my possible extension...it could count."
As for their faint Champions League hopes, Garde added: "I am not thinking about next season yet because not everything is finished mathematically in this one.
"I want us to finish as high as possible."
Brest have an altogether different target: remaining in Ligue 1.
The visitors reside in the relegation zone by virtue of an inferior goal difference to an Auxerre side who also have 34 points.
Their woeful run of form, which has seen them win just two of their last 15 Ligue 1 games, saw Alex Dupont sacked in April and Corentin Martins brought in to mastermind their escape.
But he will be without defensive linchpins Johan Martial and Jonathan Zebina for the trip to the Stade Gerland.
"Martial is likely to be unavailable for the rest of the season," Martins said. "He has a small tear in his hamstring.
"Zebina is out for this weekend."