Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is confident that he will be given time to turn his side's fortunes around, with the Citizens down in the Premier League relegation zone.
A 2-1 defeat at rock-bottom West Bromwich Albion was the latest reverse suffered by Hughes' side, who have failed to win in their last six games in all competitions.
However, a defiant Hughes commented: "There has been speculation about my future since the new owners came in, so it is not something that is new to me.
"They have been very positive. They understand where we are in our development, they are pragmatic people.
"They understand things will not happen overnight. Some people expect it to, but they understand that won't happen.
"Time is something we all need - myself included - but I know the quality of my staff and we will gain results in the future.
"At the moment we are hurting somewhat because we're in the bottom three of the Premier League, which is not something we anticipated.
"We are working hard to adjust things and we will adjust them in the transfer window. We will bring in quality players to ensure that the club moves forwards in the future.
"There is no guarantee how many we will bring in, but it is clear we do need help. We have to make sure we bring players in who will make an immediate impact."