Leicester City manager Ian Holloway now expects to be in charge at the Walkers Stadium next season, following talks with Foxes chairman Milan Mandaric.
Holloway had been fearing the sack after City were relegated to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history, but he now is more upbeat after meeting with Mandaric.
Mandaric told the club's official website: "Both chief executive Paul Aldridge and myself met with Ian and Gary Penrice this afternoon.
"We talked about where things went wrong and how we proposed to put them right.
"This has been the most disappointing period during my time in football, but it has made me more determined than ever to make things work here. We will leave no stone unturned in our quest for success.
"This discussion was the first in a long line of meetings that will occur. We have to cover every base in our attempt to get it right.
"We will now take what we have learnt today to our next board meeting to discuss with our fellow directors."