Sale have rubbished BBC reports they have sacked director of rugby Bryan Redpath following a run of seven defeats in the Aviva Premiership.
The Sharks have won just one game this season - which came in the Heineken Cup against Cardiff Blues - but domestically they are without a victory.
And with the arrival of former Lions boss John Mitchell over recent weeks, former Scotland scrum-half Redpath's future had been in doubt.
Redpath's reported departure follows that of forwards coach Steve Scott, who left following Round Four's 29-19 defeat to London Welsh.
However, in a twist to the story, Sale's head of media and PR Dave Swanton tweeted: "Don't know where the media got that from but can confirm Brush is STILL employed by Sale."
A club statement was then released, saying: "Sale Sharks would like to place on record that Bryan Redpath has NOT been dismissed by the club."
Sale face London Irish in Salford on Friday.