Under-fire Fulham manager Chris Coleman today insisted he would not resign, telling fans: “I’ve still got too much to give.”
Coleman and his his team were booed off the pitch after their 3-2 home defeat by Birmingham on Tuesday, with some supporters calling for the Fulham boss to quit.
But he is adamant he will not walk away from the challenge of steering Fulham out of danger, an achievement which would in turn secure his job.
Fulham face Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage tomorrow and then go to Southampton before entertaining West Brom in a trio of matches which may, depending on results, determine Coleman’s future with the club.
The Fulham boss admitted that his players were now nervous about playing at home after a number of them were heckled by fed-up fans during the Birmingham game.0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%
But he is ready to fight for his future and pleaded with fans to vent their fury solely towards him, not his players.
Coleman said: “People would look at me in a different light if I jacked it in.
“I’ve been given a big opportunity by the chairman and I still need to repay him with a bit of success.
“We got success last year with a great finish but that’s history now. I would never walk away, certainly not from this job anyway, because I still feel I have got too much to give.”
But Coleman accepts that results must turn for the better soon or he could face the axe.
He added: “We’ve lost six games in eight and I’m not a mug. That cannot continue, I know that. It doesn’t matter how long I’ve been here.”