The former Manchester United boss saw his side relegated with four games to go last weekend and has since met with American businessman Short and Black Cats chief executive Martin Bain.
Although sections of the support turned vociferously against him, the Scot insists he has their full support to continue.
"Ellis and the board want me to stay," he said after being asked if there had been a decision on his future
"I don't know what you mean by 'decision'
I've got a four-year contract so I don't know what you're talking about 'a decision'."
Source : PA