Livingston chairman Pearse Flynn says player-manager Paul Lambert's job is safe at least until the summer, despite his side sitting bottom of the SPL.
Paul Lambert's side are bottom of the Scottish Premier League
Flynn told BBC Sport: "Paul Lambert has until the end of the season, regardless of what happens.
"You get a sense behind the scenes about what is happening and I believe we are going in the right direction.
"Paul runs a very professional business, as you would expect from someone of his experience."
Flynn was talking ahead of Saturday's important league meeting with Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park.
Dunfermline sit second bottom, ahead of Livi on goal difference as the West Lothian club celebrate their tenth anniversary.
Flynn led the Lionheart Consortium, whose takeover took the club out of 15 months of administration.
Davie Hay, Allan Preston and Richard Gough all departed the Livi manager's office in the 12 months leading to Lambert's appointment.
But Flynn says he is enjoying taking control of the club and believes he has found the right man at last.
"I think I've got the manager I want and I'm prepared to back and invest time and money in to build the football club I want," he said.
"It's maybe not as complex a task as people led me to believe."