Norwich City manager Chris Hughton insists that he has a good relationship with the club's hierarchy, despite chief executive David McNally admitting that the Canaries have already identified potential candidates to replace him.
McNally carried out an honest interview with the local press last week and suggested that it would be "delinquent" of the club to not have a plan should the position of their current manager become untenable.
Norwich have only won one of their last 11 games in the Premier League, and face in-form Tottenham Hotspur at Carrow Road on Sunday.
The Canaries come into the showdown with Spurs on the back of a morale-sapping defeat to fellow strugglers West Ham United.
It was a game that typified Norwich's season so far, with Hughton's men being punished for missing a series of glaring opportunities to score.
Despite the doom and gloom, there was some better news for Norwich with Hughton confirming that star midfielder Jonny Howson will be back in contention to take on Tottenham.
Ryan Bennett and Jonas Gutiérrez remain out, while long-term absentees Michael Turner and Elliott Bennett are still sidelined.