Bengaluru FC won their second I-League title in three years under the tutelage of Ashley Westwood on Sunday, but the British coach revealed that the club has offered him a pay-cut for the season ahead.
"To be honest, I would love to stay but they have offered me a wage drop. I feel like I have done quite a good job for a wage drop and (it) does not fit in line with my ideas," he said in the post-match press conference.
"But unfortunately this is how business works and this is football. Although, this is not a closed book but we are having some discussion and that is where we sit," he further added.
However the contract standoff between the club and Westwood did not push the Briton to criticise the JSW-owned team.
"I would never disrespect the club. That is not my nature. I don't like to talk about dirty laundry. But some people are not on the same wavelength. I have said what I have to but if this club does not want to keep me, I will move on," the Manchester United youth academy expressed.
The two parties have a contract that will run out in May and it will be interesting to see how far the Blues go to retain their highly successful gaffer.