Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson held talks with owner Thaksin Shinawatra over the weekend.
Recent comments from Thaksin prompted speculation that Eriksson mightbe fired at the end of the season.
But a senior City source said the pair shared a “cordial” meeting.
On Saturday Thaksin was at Eastlands to see City throw away a two-goal lead at home to Fulham in a 3-2 defeat that almost certainly ends their hopes of a place in the Intertoto Cup.
While doubts remain over Eriksson’s future with the club, Thaksin says he is in for the long haul.
“I want to keep the club long-term,” he said. “It will remain private and I want to hold it for life.
“I see the club as always growing and growing beyond the city of Manchester. The Premier League is a global brand, so if we are in the Uefa Cup or Champions League it will mean we will go beyond Manchester.”
He spoke in enthusiastically about City’s start to the campaign, without hinting as to whether Eriksson has a future at the club.
“I felt very optimistic after I got Sven-Goran Eriksson as coach,” he said. “We also got some new players and even though it was quite heavy on my pocket, I was very confident the club would be moving forward.
“At the start of the season we were playing exciting football and making new friends. I like that style and the way Sven was training them, the way the team came together and the way they played football.”