Moyes was subjected to boos and protests during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to West Ham, a result which leaves the Black Cats nine points from safety with just six games left.
But unless there is a sudden change of heart from wantaway owner Ellis Short, crisis-torn Sunderland will stick by Moyes despite his unpopularity.
The 53-year-old is close to fellow Scot Bain and the pair were always aware that supporters could turn again Moyes with the club hurtling towards relegation.
Bain, however, is determined to ride out the storm, convinced long-term stability is required at a club which in past years has adopted a revolving doors policy with their managers.
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Sunderland will stick by under-pressure manager David Moyes
The two of them have spent recent weeks drawing up transfer targets in the likely event of relegation and Bain does not want to start again with a new man at the helm with his own ideas on recruitment.
Moyes is set to become the first Black Cats boss since Steve Bruce in 2010-11 to remain post-relegation – and he was sacked within four months of the new season.
A growing number of fans are now convinced stability comes at too high a price.
While they are reconciled to Sunderland going down for the first time in more than a decade, they fear that by sticking with Moyes, the negativity which has hung over the club virtually since his arrival last summer will not go away.
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Martin Bain has decided to place his faith in David Moyes despite relegation looming
And many are threatening not to renew season tickets if he remains in charge.
Moyes is enduring his toughest spell in management and will this week find out if he is to be charged by the FA for threatening to “slap” a female TV reporter.
Four years since he was fired by United and following an unhappy spell in Spain with Real Sociedad, Moyes’ reputation has been further bruised at the Stadium of Light.
But all the signs suggest he will battle on, confident that after a turbulent campaign, he can sow the seeds for a much-needed revival on Wearside.