David Moyes heads into battle as Manchester United manager believing the club's controversial owners will provide the stability required for him to make a success of the job.
Moyes has already made his feelings about his tough start as United boss known and by the middle of September, the Premier League table may be looking pretty bleak if results go against him.
Yet Moyes believes the Glazer family have a long-term outlook that will not be shaken by short-term results.
"I have really good owners who don't panic," said Moyes. "We have stability at the club. We know where we are going and how we work.
"There is not a panic on every time we have a defeat, not quite reaching expectations is not something to really bother yourself with. Obviously I am aware of the job - to continue the success of the club.
"But the owners have been fantastic in their calmness, their openness and their support. What they want to do with the club is incredible, it really is.
"They see stability and continuity as really important so one-off results are not really interesting to them."
Moyes has a pretty significant support network around him too. One of the first people to call in for a chat following his appointment was Sir Bobby Charlton.
And despite his recent hip operation, Sir Alex Ferguson has been available for consultation too.
"He is recovering from his hip operation but I went to see him the other day," said Moyes. "He was great. He will be a great mentor for me. I want him to be around."