Port Vale manager Lee Sinnott accepts that he could be sacked if results do not improve in the near future.
The 4-1 home defeat to Macclesfield Town was the third loss at Vale Park already this season and left the club 16th in the League Two table.
Former Farsley Celtic boss Sinnott told The Sentinel: "I'd have thought my job was in jeopardy. But I'm the manager of this club until otherwise informed, and I'll do it to the best of my ability.
"The bottom line, though, is that results aren't good enough at the moment. You can't run away from that and I'm not expecting to.
"I believe I'm a bloody good manager. It's been a tough 11 months, I'm not denying that. I've learned a hell of a lot.
"I've fought long and hard to get a position like this. People above me will decide whether I stay, but I've no intention of walking away."
Sinnott has been in charge at Vale Park since replacing Martin Foyle in November 2007 but was unable to stop the club being relegated from League One last term.