General Charles Krulak denies they're allowing Aston Villa fans to make their manager appointment.
Steve McClaren saw talks with Villa collapse over a fans backlash.
But Krulak said: "We will NOT seek a manager who simply gets a thumbs-up from the fans.
"We will get the very best man for the job - in our opinion and in the opinion of those who assist in the decision process.
"Once we get our man, we will give him all the support he needs.
"Randy has NEVER failed to support his manager."