Arsene Wenger claims he will have no say on his eventual successor as manager of Arsenal.
The Frenchman is under contract until the end of the current campaign and it remains to be seen if he will still be at the helm next season.
Wenger could decide to walk away after 20 years in charge or the club may conclude it is time for a change.
It has been suggested the 67-year-old may have a role to play in ensuring the club move forward after his departure by helping Arsenal find his replacement.
Sir Alex Ferguson recommended fellow Scot David Moyes to Manchester United when he left Old Trafford in an ultimately unsuccessful appointment in 2013, but Wenger says a similar scenario won't be played out at the Emirates when his time as boss comes to an end.
"I think it is very important in the club that everybody does what he is paid for," he told beIN Sports.
"My job is to be the manager of the club and to be responsible for the style of play and the technical policy of the club. The board's responsibility will be to choose the next manager - that is not my job.
"If they ask my opinion I will give it in an honest way, but it will not be me to choose the next manager. I'm not in their position, I am in my position."
Wenger also indicated he is hoping to be offered an extension but he will respect the club's decision should they opt for a change at the top next summer.
He added: "The love story I have with the club is linked as well with the fact the board has always shown faith in me and I'm very grateful for that.
"No matter what happens I will have to make my decision, the board will have to make a decision, and I will respect the decision of the board.
"Even if I wish to stay on I will always respect the decision of the board - they have the responsibility to do that."