John Toshack insists he has no intention of quitting as coach Wales despite coming under pressure to step down.
The 60-year-old has come in for criticism from fans and former players after another disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign for Wales.
Toshack is aware of the criticism but the former Real Madrid coach has no plans to quit his job.
“It has never got to the stage that I have felt that I’ve had enough of this hassle,” said Toschack.
“But I am aware of things that maybe fans are saying. I accept that our results mean we are not in as good a position as we were 12 months ago.
“I am aware of people’s views, but it goes with the territory. But I want a reaction from the players, I have talked to them and they are aware of what is expected.
“A year ago we had won two home qualifiers, performed well in Germany and Russia and been to Denmark and won a friendly. And they have qualified.
“Everyone was rightly excited about the way the youngsters had played. I was offered a new agreement and accepted, and I don’t remember anyone questioning that.
“But since then it has been a disappointing year, it really has. I can understand people thinking that we have gone backwards from the stage we were at last October when we beat Liechtenstein in Cardiff.”