This article contains some interesting statements by Terry Ryan, including the following:
Pohlad said last fall that Ryan’s job is safe as long as he wants it. Ryan said he appreciates the sentiment, “but everybody’s got a breaking point,” and he doesn’t believe he deserves such loyalty. “I would never hold Jim Pohlad to that statement, because it wouldn’t be fair to him,” Ryan said. “We’re losing way too many games here for anybody to put that kind of faith in anyone.”
I admire Ryan's admission that there is some basis for terminating him and hiring a different GM. Maybe this is false modesty, but after reading the entire article, my sense is that Ryan is being sincere.