Randy Lerner has denied reports that he is to become chief executive at Villa Park and move permanently to England.
The Birmingham Mail reported on Saturday that Lerner's right-hand man Paul Faulkner is to assume the role, albeit without a title, with Lerner becoming more hands-on following the departure of Michael Cunnah.
In a response to the American press, Lerner said: "To clarify recent reports, I'm not becoming a permanent resident/citizen of the UK.
"I will not be changing the amount of time I spend with either the Browns or Aston Villa, nor will I be assuming the title or role of chief executive officer of Villa.
"The responsibilities of that position are currently spread among several people at the club and I am comfortable and confident continuing in that manner."