Lawrie Sanchez's future as the Northern Ireland manager remains in doubt after the Irish Football Association held crisis talks on the matter last night.
IFA officials arranged the meeting after reports that Sanchez was set to quit despite his team's stunning 3-2 Euro 2008 qualifier win over Spain on Wednesday.
Before going into the meeting, the IFA president Jim Boyce had said that he had been unable to contact Sanchez. The Northern Ireland manager is attending a family funeral today.
"He [Sanchez] hasn't responded to my phone calls although I understand today that he's under a lot of pressure," Boyce said. "He has a family funeral [on Friday] but I am hoping I get the opportunity to speak to him. Whether Lawrie wants that opportunity or not is really up to him."
Earlier in the day, Boyce had expressed optimism that Sanchez would see out the remainder of his contract but the IFA president's inability to contact the manager will increase suspicions that the former Wycombe Wanderers manager could be about to depart.
Boyce had confirmed that there was a "problem" but refused to elaborate on the issue.
The Northern Ireland manager left the ground immediately without speaking to the media after his side defeated Spain at Windsor Park. …