Brighton manager Gus Poyet believes he may have taken the club as far as he can after defeat in the Championship play-off semi-finals.
Wilfried Zaha scored two second half goals as Crystal Palace secured a place at Wembley with a 2-0 aggregate victory over Poyet's side.
And the Uruguayan will hold talks with owner Tony Bloom about the direction of the club before making any decisions on his future.
"I've not been in this situation but I don't like it," Poyet said.
"It's changed my view completely about everything I was prepared for, so we'll see now.
"I have always said that all the time we keep improving I am going to be at this football club and the day we hit the roof, I'm not.
"Is there something more? Right now I don't know, so I need to make sure I know there is, because if not I am not going to stay forever."
Zaha's brace included a wonderful turn and shot with just two minutes remaining, and Palace will face Watford for a place in the Premier League on May 27.
He will depart the club for Manchester United in the off-season, after securing a 15 million-pound transfer to Old Trafford.