VfL Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath has vowed to stay with the 2009 German league champions, even if they are relegated on Saturday at the end of the Bundesliga season.
"I will stay at this club, even if we must play in the second division, but I am sure we will still be in the Bundesliga next season," he told German television channel Sport1.
The 57-year-old coached Wolfsburg to the 2009 league title, but was sacked by Schalke in March and promptly returned to Wolves, which he has said will be his last Bundesliga club.
Wolfsburg's 2-1 home defeat to Kaiserslautern yesterday means they are 15th in the table and level on 35 points with 16th-placed Borussia Monchengladbach, who are in one of the relegation places. St Pauli had their relegation confirmed by an 8-1 defeat at home to Bayern Munich, but either Wolfsburg, 'Gladbach or Eintracht Frankfurt will join them.
Wolfsburg are at Hoffenheim, while Frankfurt are at champions Borussia Dortmund and 'Gladbach are at Hamburg. Having coached Stuttgart, Bayern Munich and Schalke 04 as well as Die Wolfe, Magath has never experienced relegation.