Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert won't consider walking away after Sunday's final game of the season.
American owner Randy Lerner is set to make a statement regarding his intentions for the club next week and that should clear up Lambert's position as manager.
Asked if he would resign in the face of further belt-tightening, he said: "No. It has never crossed my mind.
"It probably will be a relief when Randy says what he is going to say. I think everything would become clear.
"My job is to protect everything here and I've achieved that - nobody can take that away from me. It will catch you some time. Nobody wants be in that position."
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