Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that he holds regular talks with Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former Everton chief has found the going tough in his new post with the Premier League champions, having replaced the legendary Scot at the club's helm in the summer.
Described as 'The Chosen One' at Old Trafford, it's been something of a nightmare for Moyes in recent weeks particularly, having lost 2-0 to Olympiakos in the Champions League and then 3-0 to Liverpool domestically.
It's led to speculation over his future at Manchester United, but Moyes believes he still has the clubs backing and holds regular dialogue with Ferguson.
"I have a great job. I speak with Sir Alex [Ferguson] regularly. He told me before I came in it was a difficult job but he is always here to help. My future has not changed," said the Red Devils chief ahead of tomorrow night's second leg against the Greek giants.
Despite the backing, some bookmakers still believe Ferguson could return as manager, replacing his Manchester United successor if things do not improve quickly at the Theatre of Dreams.
But, having enjoyed such great success with the club during his initial reign at Old Trafford - which also started with difficulties - it would be a surprise to see Fergie replace the man he wanted to succeed him.