Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will only be ushered out of Manchester United should he miss out on the top six.
The Norwegian has repeatedly said he has the backing of the club despite an inconsistent season.
Lavish acquisitions of Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan Bissaka would suggest Ed Woodward and co have faith in Solskjaer as they give him the tools to succeed at Old Trafford.
The United boss has looked to employ a more measured approach in the transfer market, but the results on the pitch are similar to those achieved by predecessors with the club languishing in eighth.
A sixth place finish is his minimum requirement to ensure European football of some form is played at Old Trafford next season.
The club's sponsors are thought to have clauses in their deals that will reduce the Red Devils spending power in the summer.
Failure to deliver a satisfactory season could see Solskjaer replaced by Maurcio Pochettino, who according to the Mirror is keen to return to the English top flight with the Red Devils his preferred destination.
The Argentine was the initial favourite to replace Jose Mourinho last season before Solskjaer embarked on his impressive interim period.
Some still feel as if the former Tottenham boss should've been chosen over the Norwegian and United may yet return to offer the 47-year-old a chance in Manchester.
Pochettino worked wonders on a limited budget in north London and his willingness to offer youth a chance and play attractive football perfectly aligns itself with United's values.
He was dismissed by Tottenham in December, just months after leading them to their first ever Champions League final and finishing in the top four.