It's the question that will keep Kilkenny fans waiting anxiously over the coming weeks and months, 'will Brian Cody be in charge next season?'.
After a glitttering managerial career with the Kilkenny senior team spanning 14 years which yielded nine All-Irelands, 12 Leinster titles, six national league crowns and four Walsh Cup triumphs. is it time for the greatest manager of all-time to stand aside.
Most analysts fear that the Cats failure to make an All-Ireland semi-final in 17 years marks the end of an era one of the games most ardent competitors may not see it that way.
His long absence from the scene due to heart surgery this season definitely hindered Kilkenny's development in season 2013.
Will Cody see plotting Kilkenny's revival amid the growing power of teams like Limerick, Clare and Dublin as a challenge he can't pass up or will he pass the baton of the biggest job in hurling on to another coach?