Roberto Mancini is adamant that the club will have to sack him if he is to leave Eastlands.
The Italian manager’s future is the cause of much speculation after a run of three successive defeats in all competitions following Thursday’s Europa League loss at Lech Poznan.
City’s reverse in Europe, which Mancini has attributed to bad luck, came on the back of negative Premier League results against Arsenal and Wolves.
The defeats also come at a time when reports suggest that City’s squad, assembled by owner Sheikh Mansour’s millions, are at loggerheads with their disciplined boss.
But Mancini insists the pressure will not force him to quit.
“For me it is totally clear, I will stay at City until they fire me,” he said.
“I’ve seen the owner Sheikh Mansour two or three times and we have a good relationship.
“I also have very frequent contact with the president, Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
“We speak three or four times a week and he often comes to training.”
Mancini is understood to have been given the task with securing at least a fourth-place finish in the league this season in order to play in next season’s Champions League.
City sit fourth at present and, ahead of Sunday’s trip to in-form West Brom, he remains confident.
“At the moment everything is against us, we are very unlucky,” he said.
“I’m disappointed because we didn’t deserve to lose this game. We played a good game and we had a lot of chances to win but we must continue to work.
“We lost the last three games but that is football, sometimes you play well, you deserve to score but you don’t.”
He added: “As a coach I’ve taken teams that weren’t winning such as Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter (Milan) and I’ve won.”