Birmingham City boss Chris Hughton has jumped to the defence of Chelsea counterpart Andre Villas-Boas.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in their FA Cup tie on Saturday.
When asked if he expected AVB to be around for the March 6 replay, Hughton said: "I very much expect so.
"You don't get these big jobs without being a very very good manager. He's trying to instill his own brand on the team and sometimes you need time for that.
"Whether you get that time at this type of football club, that's another question."