Under-fire manager Paul Ince has vowed to silence his critics and turn around Blackburn Rovers' disappointing season in the coming weeks.
Ince's position is reportedly under threat with the Ewood Park club unable to claw out of the relegation zone after losing 3-1 at home to Liverpool at the weekend.
The former MK Dons and Macclesfield Town manager has presided over a ten-game winless run in the Premier League and has won just six of 20 games in all competitions this season.
But despite the speculation over his future increasing in recent days, the former England midfielder believes he remains the right man for the job and has pledged to succeed in the Rovers hot-seat.
"I don't know why people want to see me fail," he said. "But the only opinion that matters to me is what my players think and what my chairman thinks.
"If I didn't think I could be a Premier manager I wouldn't be standing here now.
"You're going to go through your rough times and have your highs and lows. Even the greatest, Sir Alex (Ferguson).
"We go through these bad times but they make you a better manager and a tougher person.
"The only concern for me was that the players performed (against Liverpool) and they've certainly done that."