Paul Dickov has been told his job as Oldham manager is safe "for the time being".
The Scot's side stunned Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, winning 3-2 at Boundary Park to set up a last-16 tie with Everton.
But Oldham have lost seven of their last eight League One games, and chairman Simon Corney hinted in the immediate aftermath of victory that the result might not be enough to spare Dickov the sack.
Corney's stance appeared to soften overnight and, asked again about Dickov's future, he said: "I think Paul's okay for the time being.
"Paul and I have a great working relationship and Paul puts pressure on himself. If you lose seven out of eight games then you're going to be under pressure.
"Hopefully this will be the kick-start and we won't be talking about Paul's job again."
Dickov, three of whose backroom staff were put on gardening leave at the beginning of the year, said on Sunday: "There are a lot of things that went on that me and Simon need to talk about.
"You can spit your dummy out or you can roll your sleeves up and get on with it - and one thing I will always do is work hard."