Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin has admitted that his job is on the line, but he remains confident his team can turn the corner.

Portsmouth are 15th in the Premier League but Perrin has come under immense pressure with Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric hinting that a fresh approach may be needed if the club are to extricate themselves from their current predicament.

Perrin concedes that Portmsouth’s next four games – all of which look difficult on paper – could ultimately determine his fate.

”We have a team caable of securing a place in the middle of the table,” Perrin told L’Equipe.

”If things go our way, the team’s quality will allow us to get that position, but at the moment we are in some trouble.

”The situation is not serious. We are 15th in the table, and for a club that plays for survival it is quite a relaxed situation.

”But our coming matches could make that situation worse (Portsmouth next play Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham).

”I don’t regret having joined the Premier League. Against all the odds, my chairman keeps his faith in me.

”But the sack can come. But here people are aware of the work I do, and the team’s improvements.”

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