Bradford City have confirmed that caretaker manager David Wetherall will remain in charge of the League One strugglers until the end of the season.
Wetherall was handed the job of saving the Bantams from relegation following the exit of Colin Todd from Valley Parade and has been given the full backing of the club's board.
Chairman Julian Rhodes told the Telegraph & Argus: "It's David's job until at least the end of the season. I do genuinely believe he's our best chance of staying up.
"That's why I wanted to remove the uncertainty about his position and now it's all guns blazing to do whatever's necessary to stay up.
"If he keeps us up he will have done a remarkable job.
"David was more than happy to put his neck on the line. It would have been the easy way out for him to say we should appoint someone else and I would have quite understood.
"But he is trying to plan things round so he can play as well as manage and I think the fans are behind him, which is a major factor as well."