City have distanced themselves from speculation that Jurgen Klinsmann has been approached about the possibility of replacing Mark Hughes in the summer.
Manager Hughes has struggled to get his team performing consistently this season and heads to West Ham on Sunday with City still looking for their first Premier League away win since August.
Domestic cup defeats to Brighton and Nottingham Forest have hardly helped the Welshman either.
However, having just secured a draw at Liverpool and reached the last 16 of the UEFA, where they will meet Danish outfit Aalborg next month, Hughes' position seems more secure than it has done for some time.
And City insiders have privately revealed that although a board meeting was held in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, the subject matter rarely strayed beyond a number of internal appointments currently being put together and at no stage was Hughes' position even discussed.