Sale Sharks have dismissed reports that Bryan Redpath has been sacked as the club's director of rugby.
Reports said the Scot had been given the boot after his team lost their first seven Aviva Premiership matches of the season.
But the club's head of media Dave Swanton said in a statement: "Sale Sharks would like to place on record that Bryan Redpath has NOT been dismissed by the club."
Speculation has swirled around Redpath's position after their dismal start to the campaign and their latest reverse, a 23-16 loss to Worcester on Friday, left them seven points adrift at the foot of the table.
Redpath took over at Sale in June after leaving Gloucester, part of an overhaul of the club as they left Stockport for the City of Salford Stadium.