Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane admits he is fearing for his job following a dreadful run of form.
The Tractor Boys have suffered five successive defeats and to sit just 17th in the nPower Championship table, leading to speculation that his days at Portman Road could soon be over.
And Keane, whose side face Preston on Saturday, said: “I’ve had the vote of confidence, so that probably means I’ll be gone next week.
“If I don’t do the business – and I’m not doing it at the moment – I’ll have to pay the price. That’s life.
“When I see other managers out of work, like Martin O’Neill, Gordon Strachan and now Chris Hughton, I have to count my blessings.
“There are a lot of good people out of football and they have done a lot more in the game than I have.”
The Irishman added: “I know I have to do a better job or I will be on the sidelines with them.
“We’re going to do our best on Saturday whether I have a week or a year left. And if I do leave next week I will have no-one to blame but myself.”