Shanghai Shenhua president Wu Xiaohui has given his backing to Gus Poyet despite calls from sections of the club's support to remove him from his position as head coach.
Poyet's team are 10th in the 16-team Chinese Super League and have struggled since the former Sunderland and Brighton boss replaced Gregorio Manzano at the start of the season, leading to calls for him to be replaced.
But Wu has backed his club's head coach, and said Poyet would remain with Shenhua.
"Poyet out? We never gave a thought...