I'm just giving the best, most accurate updates based on what I see and hear as it comes along, not trying to start rumors or lean one way or another. That was their exact statement, and although I think we are all displeased with Roy for one reason or another, having been around to see how this Sox regime operate over the past 10 years, I wouldn't be astonished if it were true, at least for the time being. Though yes it could be to appease the masses..
I'm sure they have someone doing their homework to see what else is available out there, but assuming the sale goes through clean and swiftly it could be hasty to sack him during an international break and going into Goodison.
In my honest opinion, based on experience with how the Sox operate I think Roy will be given some time, how much, I don't know... The manager they hired when they took over, Terry Francona had a similar managerial track record like Roy, but had never won anything. He is a very strong, but fair manager who is a combination of player's coach and team first, and he's not afraid to bench his stars. If I had to compare him to someone it'd be David Moyes.