Under-fire Hibernian boss Pat Fenlon insists he does not feel any safer in his job after chairman Rod Petrie gave him his vote of confidence.
The former Linfield hero met with a supporters group on Wednesday night in a bid to quell their fury following the Edinburgh club's terrible start to the season.
But Fenlon admits that even with the chairman's backing, he will still end up out of a job if results do not improve.
Asked if he felt reassured by Petrie's words, Fenlon said: "It's not relevant from my point of view, I have to be honest.
"I've been at the club for 20 months and I've always had the backing of the club. That's the important thing. We're trying to move things forward.
"The chairman is a man of few words. We have a decent relationship. We meet every week and discuss what's going on at the club, not just what's going on on a Saturday.
"But the stuff on the pitch is at the top of the list and as a manager I know that you have to get that right. If you don't, the inevitable happens."
Hibs travel to Kilmarnock in a league clash tomorrow.