Lavicka standing firm

Sydney FC boss Vitezslav Lavicka has ruled out quitting the club, forcing officials to either sack him or back him as the coaching saga drags on.

Sydney FC boss Vitezslav Lavicka has ruled out quitting the club, forcing officials to either sack him or back him as the coaching saga drags on.

Lavicka has been under the gun for most of the season following the Sky Blues' dramatic slide from champions to wooden spoon contenders.

The Sydney board has been delaying a decision on his future, insisting they won't make a move until they meet with Lavicka in mid or late January.

Lavicka left former club Sparta Prague over off-field problems but won-t make FC's decision easy by walking away.

"I am a person who doesn't give up anything," he said on Thursday.

"I'm a positive thinking person. I would like to give the team 100 percent effort to improve."

"There is no time for resigning."

Pressed on his future, Lavicka said simply: "Every coach is under pressure if results don't come."

"I have many experiences from overseas, from Europe, so I know it."

Surly defender Stephan Keller turned inquisitor when asked if he'd like to see Lavicka stay the distance.

"Do you want your boss to go?" he replied.

"You're not going to get any stupid comment out of me. You can ask, he can ask …I'll ask you 'do you want your boss to go?'

"It is not our job to comment. Our job is to play football."

The players can do their bit by beating Gold Coast for the first time when the teams meet at the SFS on Saturday night.

The Sky Blues have never taken three points off United but may not get a better chance to break the run of outs, with the visitors travelling south without Asian Cup-tied Jason Culina.

Sydney still believe they can figure in the finals despite being nine points adrift of the top six with just seven rounds remaining.

"We took a small step forward last week (beating Newcastle) and we would like to continue against Gold Coast," Lavicka said.

"It's a massive job (to reach play offs) but if mathematical there's still a chance we will keep fighting until the last moment."

Keller added: "We just try to get as many wins as possible in these last games and then we see where that brings us."