Sunderland have dismissed reports in the national media that David Moyes is to be sacked.
The Mirror published a story today that the manager, who has only been in place just over three months, faces "the axe" if the Black Cats fail to win at Bournemouth on Saturday.
It reported that Sunderland owner Ellis Short is running out of patience after the side equalled the worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign when they lost 4-1 at home to Arsenal at the weekend.
Sunderland have only two points from 10 games (draws with Southampton and West Brom), a tally which equals Manchester City's total from 1995.
But the Echo understands there is no foundation in the story.
The Black Cats appointed Moyes in late July after Sam Allardyce left to take the England job.
Allardyce's departure after a mere 67 days, sacked in the wake of a Daily Telegraph under-cover 'sting', has prompted speculation Big Sam may return to the Stadium of LIght.
However, the Echo understands Moyes is in no imminent danger.
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