Aston Villa director General Charles Krulak has told The Sun that rumours surrounding Tim Sherwood's future are not true, suggesting he doesn't have just two games to save his job.
Villa endured an action-packed summer, as having lost the likes of Fabian Delph, Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke, Villa moved to bring in 13 new signings.
So far, those transfers haven't paid off for Villa, as they have won just one Premier League game from the opening eight fixtures - 1-0 away at Bournemouth on the opening day of the Premier League season - and the pressure is now building on manager Tim Sherwood.
Sherwood may have kept Villa up and taken them to the FA Cup final last season, but The Mirror reported just days ago that the Villa boss had only two games to save his job, with owner Randy Lerner already considering potential replacements.
VIlla face Chelsea away and Swansea at home in those two games, which is a tough run for Sherwood - but despite the speculation, Villa's director General Charles Krulak has told The Sun that the rumours are not true, and that Lerner wants a long-term manager at the helm.
"Look at the next two matches we have — Chelsea away and then Swansea," said Krulak. "To say he has to win those games to survive is pure speculation. Randy has always wanted continuity and someone there for the long term," he added.
Krulak's comments suggest that Sherwood isn't under any immediate threat, but everyone behind the scenes at Villa will know that their fortunes must change - and whilst they may not necessarily judge Sherwod on the results in the next two games, they will certainly want to see improved displays from Villa, or Sherwood certainly will be under pressure.