Leonardo, Paris St-Germain's sporting director, has moved to ease the pressure on coach Antoine Kombouare.
It has been widely speculated that the big-spending club will fire Kombouare and appoint a more high-profile coach. The pressure is telling, too, with PSG failing to win either of their first two Ligue 1 matches.
However Leonardo, brought in to head up an overhaul of the club by PSG's new Qatari owners, has again spoken in support of Kombouare.
"He is part of the project and we are currently building the club," the technical director told L'Equipe ahead of tomorrow's visit of Valenciennes.
"There is nothing to change the current situation. The project, set up by the club, continues to grow. You have to be patient. I'm optimistic about coming matches and in any case, there's no ultimatum to Kombouare in terms of results."