Jim Goodwin will remain as Aberdeen manager despite the "disastrous" Scottish Cup exit to Darvel.

The Pittodrie boss was given a vote of confidence by Dave Cormack but warned there is an expectation of an "immediate response" from the boardroom.

Goodwin's position as manager came under further scrutiny after Monday night's defeat to Darvel - who are 56 spots below Aberdeen. 

The Aberdeen manager had already endured a torrid run of form with just one win in the last nine outings before the "humiliating" defeat to minnows Darvel.

The Pittodrie football monitoring board met this afternoon to discuss the situation and had a "full and frank meeting with Jim".

Goodwin was backed by the board to continue in his post ahead of the weekend trip to Easter Road to take on Hibs - with Lee Johnson also under pressure.

But, chairman Cormack warned there must be an immediate improvement from Goodwin's side.

A statement from Cormack read: “We all recognise that Monday’s disastrous result in the Scottish Cup was totally unacceptable.

"It added insult to injury after such a poor result against Hearts, following what was a strong performance in the semi-final against Rangers at Hampden.

“The football monitoring board, comprising Stewart Milne, Willie Garner, Steven Gunn and me, have now had a full and frank meeting with Jim.

"It wasn’t an easy conversation, but necessary after the overall poor results since the World Cup break.

“From our wider discussions over the last two days, we believe that the senior players and the squad are behind the manager.

"Combined with our discussions at today’s meeting, Jim will be in the dug-out on Saturday.

"However, to be clear, Jim has been left in no doubt that the Board and the fans are seeking an immediate response from him and the players.”