Defiant Steve Burr will not walk away from Chester FC but admits results mean he would understand should the club feel a change is needed.
In an impassioned response to criticism from a section of supporters, the 56-year-old accepts he has made mistakes this season but insisted he would not ‘throw the towel in’.
"It’s the first time in 16 years as a manager that I have had this kind of season and it’s been very difficult," Burr told The Chronicle.
"I hold my hands up to making mistakes this season with certain things and I don’t like losing and I don’t like being in this position.
"It’s been difficult but I know the players want to play for me and Macca (Jon McCarthy) and I know how much it means to them to play for Chester. If I didn’t feel that then I think as a manager you would question what you are doing.
"It’s been a terrible run of results and a couple of months ago I sat down with people at the club and we said the goal was to stay in this division. I want more than that but that’s how this season has been.
"I would have no qualms with the club making a decision to go in another direction because of the results but they’ve stuck with me and I want to make sure we remain in this division and I’m confident we will. I am not going to quit and I’m not going to throw the towel in.
"The nature of football is that when you are winning you are great and when you are losing you don’t know what you’re doing.
"I had a baptism of fire at Nuneaton Borough as a young manager and the experience I gained there has helped me keep the belief in what I am doing.
In pictures: Steve Burr's management career so far
"Over the last 15 seasons I believe my record stands up with anyone at this level and everyone - me, Macca, the backroom staff and the players - is doing everything we can to keep Chester in this division but if the club feels that a change is needed then I would have no complaints because of the results."
The Blues are five points clear of the bottom four with six games to go after a 2-1 defeat to Barrow and a 3-3 draw at Guiseley over the Easter weekend.
Chester looked on course for defeat in West Yorkshire when the Lions twice went ahead late on but Kane Richards and then Tom Shaw equalised to rescue a point.
In pictures: Action from the draw at Guiseley on Easter Monday
Ahead of a crucial game with Boreham Wood this weekend, Burr believes the fightback against Guiseley demonstrated the togetherness in the camp.
"One thing I can’t question is the attitude and the players have given me everything they have got this season and that was evident on Monday,” said the ex-Kidderminster Harriers boss, who has been with Chester since January 2014.
"I thought we did quite well in the first-half, got ourselves in front and should have scored more goals but it was difficult in the second-half with the elements and we started giving the ball away and couldn’t get out of our half.
"Guiseley equalised and then went ahead but we came back, Guiseley got another but we came back again and in the circumstances you could see how much it meant to the players and the fans who travelled.
"We have got another big game on Saturday and we will make sure we are ready for Boreham Wood who are coming here in decent form in a game we can’t afford to lose but I fully believe we will stay in this division."