Last Updated: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:38
Mark Hughes has refused a request from the club's board to step down as manager after 10 months in charge, according to reports.
According to the Evening Standard, Hughes had a meeting with senior figures including chief executive Philip Beard where he was asked if he would step down but he refused to walk away and, without chairman Tony Fernandes present, the board apparently did not want to take the step to dismiss him.
The club's owner is currently out of the country but he is expected back before the clash at Manchester United this weekend when he will again have to either back or sack his manager.
Despite being sat at the foot of the table without a win to their name, Hughes still believes he can turn it around at the club and save them from relegation if he is given enough time.
Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp, touted as a likely Hughes replacement, is on the verge of taking the Ukraine national post.
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