STEVE Lomas put on a brave face after Millwall's 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough at The Den prompted protests from supporters.
Around 300 fans gathered outside the club's main reception to voice their frustration at the performance after watching the Lions fall tamely to a second successive defeat.
There were loud boos at the final whistle and deservedly so after Boro, who had not won once in their previous ten away fixtures, eased to victory.
But Lomas did not seem fazed by the crowd's reaction.
"You've got to be a strong person to work at this club," Lomas said. "You accept the praise when you win, and equally take the criticism when you lose.
"I can understand the frustration of the fans but we have bounced back before this season and have two back-to-back away games now to put things right.
"The fans want us to win. I have no problem [with criticism] because I am the manager and the one who has to front up and accept it. Ultimately the buck stops with me."
Asked whether he feared his job was now at risk, Lomas said: "The board are pretty strong people but I can't make decisions for them. All I can do is do the job to the best of my ability.
"I have to keep positive with the lads and I've said to them that we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that we have been on a good run at home."
Emmanuel Ledesma and Albert Adomah scored the goals to put Millwall to the sword in blustery conditions in South London.
"It's obviously disappointing," Lomas added. "We knew that given the way the weather was that the first goal would be crucial, so to concede it from our own attacking situation was like a double whammy.
"We should have regained the ball on the edge of the box but we didn't and then they break quickly without us putting in a meaningful tackle.
"It's a good finish from Ledesma we should be getting people back and getting blocks in.
"It wasn't easy to get the ball down and pass it and the game was fragmented, which is why that first one was going to be critical and it proved to be the case.
"We lacked creativity and penetration in the final third. Liam Trotter and Steve Morison had a couple of half chances but it wasn't meant to be."