Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has revealed how fan power was influential in him remaining at Fratton Park.
He received a flood of email support from Pompey fans after his buy-out disappointment.
And that positive reaction helped convince him to stay.
He told The News: "I've had hundreds of emails of support from fans. You don't expect that and that helped with my decision, without doubt.
"A lot of people took the time to contact me with nice messages of support, they didn't have to do that. That was greatly appreciated.
"There were others who clearly don't want me to stay. But on the whole, a lot of people have given me kind words."