Portsmouth manager Tony Adams says he has no intention of walking out on the club and hopes he will be given the time to turn the club's fortunes around.
Since replacing Harry Redknapp in the Fratton Park hot-seat three months ago, Adams' side has enjoyed only two victories in 13 games.
They have been dragged into a relegation dog-fight and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea City on Saturday as well as exiting the UEFA Cup before Christmas at the group stage.
However, Adams remains in an upbeat mood, saying: "Hopefully everybody will show a bit of patience with me because times have changed.
"But there's no use complaining, I'm fighting and I'm fighting hard.
"I know I will overcome every disappointment because I have done it in the past. There is no point moaning about it.
"I am not a runner and I am not going to run away from anything. On Tuesday night the wife may want me to be at home but I will be out there trying to win football matches for Portsmouth.
"We have now got one job and one job alone and that is the Premier League, getting points - starting with Villa."
Meanwhile, Adams is being linked with the veteran AC Milan midfielder Emerson.