Port Vale manager Lee Sinnott insists he will eventually turn the club's fortunes around.
Sinnott arrived at Vale Park three months ago after enjoying success at Farsley Celtic.
However, he has struggled to improve matters on the pitch with the club still embroiled in a relegation battle after a run of only three wins in 19 matches under Sinnott's guidance.
He remains upbeat though, telling the Sentinel: "I'm not a fool. I don't hide behind things and blame this, that and the other. The statistics are there for everyone to see.
"But it doesn't matter if I'm here or someone else is here next week. The problems will still be the same, and those problems need radical change.
"Sometimes it can take time to make radical changes. You can have the right ideas but can't do it overnight. But it will get sorted out.
"I don't put my head in the sand. I think the supporters and the press have been very kind to me. But, let's face it, they have to be thinking something else.
"Long-term, I'm most certainly the best option, without a shadow of a doubt. But it is taking time to turn."