Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson believes his relationship with chairman Thaksin Shinawatra can survive a downturn in results.
"If it breaks down somewhere, it makes life very difficult for everyone.
"I am happy to say I have a very positive dialogue with Dr Thaksin. I speak to him every week, sometimes twice a week. He comes down to the training ground every now and then and I went out for a meal with him on Wednesday, which was nice.
"Let's see if that goes on when we lose a couple of games. You never know but I think it will be alright."