Clarence Seedorf must have been relieved to see AC Milan register a shock win away to high-flying Fiorentina and it has been suggested that the result prevented him being relieved of his duties.
The Dutchman was handed his first coaching job when he was hired to replace Massimiliano Allegri with Milan's season in free-fall.
Under Seedorf things haven't improved and it had been reported that his job was hanging by a thread ahead of games against Lazio and Fiorentina.
A draw against Lazio didn't ease the pressure much but a superb 2-0 triumph at Fiorentina may have bought Seedorf some time.
Mario Balotelli was the star of the show as his saved free-kick led to Philippe Mexes' opener and he netted Milan's second from a curled free-kick that the 'keeper couldn't get to.
"Fiorentina are very strong at the moment and this is a great win. I want to praise my players who deserve it.
"The players have been compact in other games and we have still lost. Has the formation changed? No, I'm trying to use the players in a different way.
"Has the result saved my job? The truth is that I don't know. We will just keep trying to win and to find consistency."