Gary Neville has refused to admit defeat in his quest to turn things around at Valencia following their latest La Liga defeat to Real Betis.
The former Manchester United and England defender did reveal however that he feels the obituaries are already being written on his tenure as Los Che boss.
Neville has been in charge of Valencia for two months, during which time they have failed to win any of the nine La Liga games they have played.
The coach came in for harsh criticism from local media and fans alike last week after a 7-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey clash at the Nou Camp.
The 1-0 defeat at Betis means Valencia have slipped to 13th in the table and they now have only four points in hand on the teams in the relegation zone.
Neville says he has always been aware of the need to win matches and he now feels the clock is ticking on his time at the Mestalla.
“I said before I came that I would be judged in five months,” Neville said in post-match press conference. “The obituaries have already been written – I have been judged in six weeks.
“Our last two league matches were not performances that deserved two defeats, but the reality is that they are two defeats and I am aware of the consequences when you don’t get good results.”
Neville remains committed to his work and says he is certain that things will turn around for Valencia sooner rather than later.
“It’s clear that we are better than some of the teams we are playing against,” Neville said.
“I can’t believe that we will keep missing chances and that every time there is a chance the other team will take it.”
“It’s just not going for us at the moment.”
Valencia face Espanyol at home on Saturday, a game they are 1.95 to win. The visitors are 4.00 while the draw is 3.50.