Hull City chairman Adam Pearson has hinted that Phil Brown will be given time to turn the club's fortunes around.
It had been feared that Brown would be axed after his key ally, former chairman Phil Duffen, resigned last week.
It was suggested that the Tigers' 2-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday would be Brown's last game in charge, but Pearson insists that is not necessarily the case.
He told the Hull Daily Mail:"I've had very positive discussions with Phil. We've had a meeting that's based on going forward over a lot longer period than one game.
"I don't think either of us would be wasting our time if we thought it was for one game. Results have got to improve, of course, Phil knows that more than anyone.
"I've got a lot of respect for what he's achieved here, it's been an absolutely outstanding period in the club's history.
"But the last nine months have seen the club come off the rails a little bit and we all need to get that focus and direction back.
"His performances during my previous time here were second to none and I know that he's still got that within him."