Coventry City manager Micky Adams last night scotched speculation that he could be on the verge of quitting the club following a reported disagreement with chairman Mike McGinnity.
Adams has performed an excellent job at the Sky Blues, steering them to safety in the Championship after taking over in January when the club were in danger of being relegated.
However, Coventry's successful battle against the drop has been overshadowed by negative noises from Adams about the extent of funds at his disposal this summer.
But Adams, who met McGinnity yesterday to discuss plans, says his relationship with the chairman is fine - and he is not about to quit the club.
Adams said: "I have not had any cross words with the chairman and I have thoroughly enjoyed my short time at Coventry City. "I'm certainly not looking to move to another football club as some reports have suggested.
"We achieved our aim of avoiding relegation and now is the time to look ahead and build a side that is capable of competing in this division.
"I do not constitute narrowly avoiding relegation as a success for a club of this stature and we will have to improve our playing squad ahead of next season if we are to stand a realistic chance of finishing in a higher position.
"I have met with the chairman to discuss financial matters and I am currently making my decisions on which of our out-of-contract players we will be looking to secure for next season.
"We will then have a better idea of how the squad looks and can hopefully begin to recruit new signings."
Despite Adams' verbal assurances about his commitment to the club, the Coventry manager has yet to sign the two- and- a- half- year contract he agreed in January.
However, Coventry chief executive Graham Hover says Adams is legally bound to the club until the end of the 2006-2007 season.
Hover said: "The contract is with Micky's lawyers who are currently resolving a small query with regard to specific wording.
"All of the contractual and financial terms are in place. The contract is not signed yet but this is quite common in football until lawyers give their approval.
"As far as the club is concerned, the agreement between Coventry City and Micky Adams is legally binding."