Reports suggest the Scot will be relieved of his director of rugby duties.
Sale Sharks need unity and focus to secure first Premiership win, claims director of rugby Bryan Redpath
Ross Harrison makes debut, while Rob Miller and Will Addison drop to the bench.
Cipriani wants longer run in side after replacing rival Nick MacLeod.
Nathan Fowles, Mark Jennings and Tommy Taylor all named.
The Aviva Premiership club will return to a Heineken Cup action next weekend.
Bryan Redpath ‘not intimidated’ as Sale Sharks draw Toulon, Cardiff Blues and Montpellier in Heineken Cup
Bryan Redpath happy with Sale Sharks’ Heineken Cup draw