Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has admitted that he would not be surprised if he was sacked as a consequence of his team's dismal recent form.
City have slumped towards the relegation zone after a disastrous sequence of results that culminated in the 1-0 home defeat to Wigan Athletic.
Although they have won through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, Pearce's side have taken only one point and scored one goal in their last five Premiership fixtures.
"The fact that fans are questioning my future is all part of football management," the City boss told the Daily Mail.
"If your team get beat, then you blame the manager and I've got to do something about it for next weekend.
"If we don't win enough matches I'm a big boy and know exactly what's out there in front of me.
"It's a passionate game and fans are disappointed that we got beat, but not half as disappointed as me.
"There are plenty of clubs in an identical situation to us and they're all thinking the same thing. If we get beaten 1-0 at home and people have a moan, then that's fine. I've had a moan as well."