Abel Resino says he does not fear for his job despite overseeing Atletico Madrid’s disappointing start to the season.
Atletico have taken just two points from their opening four fixtures, with a 2-2 draw with Almeria on Wednesday leaving them second from bottom in the Primera Liga table.
Atletico were also held by Cypriot minnows Apoel Nicosia in their opening game of the Champions League group stages.
The poor start has led to supporters venting their anger at the coaching staff, players and board in recent weeks.
Club president Enrique Cerezo has given his backing to the current management team, though.
“I’m not scared about my job at all. I’m calm and working hard,” said Resino.
“The only thing that concerns me is looking for solutions to improve the team’s mental state, although only results will strengthen the morale of the squad.
“I’m going to do all that I can to turn the current situation around. I’m not worried about, nor am I thinking about, my future. I’ll continue to search for solutions for the team.”
He added: “The tension being felt by the team is produced by a lack of confidence. We won’t get it back until we win again.