Willie Miller told Aberdeen boss Mark McGhee he needn't fear for his job - even if the Dons are relegated, reports the Scottish Sun.
McGhee admitted his Pittodrie future was up in the air after Sunday's 3-1 home defeat by St Johnstone left his side just six points off the bottom of the SPL.
The Dons have taken just seven points from the last 39 available and face bottom side Falkirk at Pittodrie on Saturday.
Miller said: "Mark should not worry about his future at this club.
"Despite recent results he has our full support.
"We are already looking forward to next season with Mark and we have discussed how to improve the squad to ensure we never experience another disappointing season like this.
"People are saying we will be dragged into a relegation dog-fight. The players must now stand up and ensure that does not happen.
"Now is the time to show what they are made of.
"We need leaders on the pitch and that has to start against Falkirk. It is vital to get a win and kill off any talk of relegation.
"Many of the players are fighting for their futures and must go into each game as if it could be their last for the club."