Alan Pardew is well aware that his job is on the line after West Brom’s 1-0 loss at Watford on Saturday.
The Albion boss only replaced Tony Pulis in November but he has been unable to turn the club’s fortunes around and they have managed to pick up just one Premier League victory since his arrival.
The Baggies have lost their last six games in all competitions and sit rock bottom of the table, eight points adrift of safety.
Pardew insists he can still guide West Brom to safety but he admits the loss to the Hornets could have been his last game at the helm.
“If the consequences from this defeat are that I lose my job then that will be what it is,” said Pardew.
He added: “I have got no message to the board. I don’t think it is anything to do with that.
“I am employed to be the manager of this football team and I try to put out a side that I think has got a chance of delivering the win.
“All I can hope, and what I think was on the surface today, was a commitment from the players to address the situation. Unfortunately for us we came out the wrong side of it.”
There were reports earlier in the week that a failure to get a result at Vicarage Road would spell the end of Pardew’s tenure.
West Brom host Leicester in their next Premier League fixture before a trip to Bournemouth.
The situation looks fairly bleak for Pardew or his potential replacement as Albion have just nine games left to pull themselves out of the relegation drop zone, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs among their remaining opponents.