Paulo Sergio expressed unhappiness with the silence over his future as manager of Hearts as his side paraded the William Hill Scottish Cup through Edinburgh on Sunday.
The Portuguese, who succeeded Jim Jefferies as boss last August, oversaw a 5-1 win over Hibernian in the first all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final since 1896.
Sergio is now out of contract and, with no offer forthcoming from Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov and the club's board, he is poised to return home to Portugal to await developments.
"To be honest with everybody I don't know if I'm going to be here or not," Sergio said.
"Everybody knows I would like to stay but until this moment I don't have anything. In this situation what I have to do is to book a flight and return home and see my daughters.
"That's what I'm going to do. I'm here, people are here, but nobody has said anything until this moment, so it's not to me that you have to put the question.
"I'm not happy with this situation. I'm happy with our supporters, with our players, with all we did together in this season in hard conditions.
"But I think in a moment like this that things should be more clear.
"They are managing the club, they do what they want, what they think is normal to do. For me, we are losing too much time."
The uncertainty means Sergio has been unable to plan for the new campaign, which will include Europa League football.
He added: "Of course, normally I would have everything done in this moment. I have nothing done in this moment for next season."
Romanov was at Hampden on Saturday, dressed in a kilt, to witness Hearts' demolition of their nearest rivals, which extended Hibs' wait for Scottish Cup success into a 111th year, their last success in the competition coming in 1902.
Lithuanian businessman Romanov, who announced earlier this season the club was for sale after declaring he was disillusioned with football, left Scotland immediately after the final leaving Sergio in limbo.
The Portuguese guided Hearts to a fifth-placed finish in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League despite four months of significant salary delays, which included a complaint from the players to the Scottish Premier League.
Hearts have already announced their intentions to cut costs and that midfielder Ian Black will not be offered a contract extension, while forward Rudi Skacel was "99%" sure the final was his last game for the club.
Striker Craig Beattie was largely unaffected by the salary problems, having moved to Tynecastle on a short-term contract in February after being released by Swansea, but his future, too, must surely be in doubt.
Beattie hopes former Sporting Lisbon boss Sergio stays at the club.
The 28-year-old said: "He's been terrific since I've come in. He's been absolutely fantastic, I can't speak highly enough of him tactically and as a man. He's been sensational.
"He's a good manager, a cup-winning manager for the club. There's not many that can say that.
"I don't see why they shouldn't be holding on to him."
The Hampden final was perhaps the end of an era and, like Sergio, Beattie is unsure where his future lies.
"It was a bit emotional out there," Beattie said.
"I've not been here long but I know what the club means to guys like Blackie and Skacel. They're going to be moving on to pastures new and I wish them every success.
"I don't know personally what I'm doing. I'm certainly open to staying if it's a viable option.
"We'll sit down with my advisors and the club and see what we're going to do."
Although a hamstring injury limited Beattie to a cameo appearance off the substitutes' bench in the final, he played a key role in the Scottish Cup run, scoring in the quarter-final with St Mirren and the penalty winner against his former club Celtic to win the semi-final.
For Beattie, the triumph meant more than previous successes with Celtic, when he was an unused substitute in 2004 and 2005 and came off the bench in 2007.
Beattie said: "It's right up there. Since I've come in I've made a massive impact in the cup games we've played - St Mirren in the quarter-finals, Celtic in the semi-final.
"Because I'd played such a big part I feel this is one of the most valuable and most memorable.
"We controlled the game, our big players turned up and we were tremendous from start to finish."(reopens) Romanov later sent his congratulations to Hearts, but did not mention Sergio's role in proceedings.
The controversial Hearts owner also hit out at his perceived detractors.
On Hearts' website, Romanov said: "Let me congratulate all the supporters of the club and people of Edinburgh.
"Unfortunately, I cannot join your celebration but I am with you in my heart.
"Hearts has got the best answer to all the lies and injustice we have faced."