Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has pledged to stay on at the club, insisting that he will not step down from his post.
The Serb only replaced Cesare Prandelli over the summer, but has seen pressure mount following a slow start to the season.
With just one this season and his side languishing in 16th place in Serie A, Mihajlovic acknowledges that things have not gone to plan, but he insists that he will not walk away from the job.
“I know how the world works and the fact that it’s easier to replace one person than 11,” the coach told Corriere della Sera.
“But my conscience is clear. I work with passion and give my best. I feel I have support behind me.
“But if they were to sack me, I would have to accept it. One thing is certain, I will not resign.”
Mihajlovic is confident that Fiorentina can turn things around, starting with an away game at Sampdoria on Sunday.
He added: “It’s a mental problem.
“I confess that I expected a better start from my team but I have not lost faith. We are in debt to our fans and will turn things around.”