IAN Holloway does not believe his job at Millwall is under threat and expects to be given time to assemble a "young, fresh, hungry team" for the future.
Holloway received a vote of confidence from chairman John Berylson before the Lions suffered a 3-1 defeat to Ipswich Town at The Den on Saturday.
And the Lions boss says his long-term objective of rebuilding the side has not changed despite a run of just two wins in 23 competitive matches.
16 Championship managers have left their posts so far this season but Holloway is confident Millwall will not join "the sack race" anytime soon.
He said: "Is the chairman disappointed? Of course he is – we all want to win – but football should be about loyalty.
"It's really tough at the minute but the chairman didn't get to where he is by quitting and neither did I.
"Just because everybody else is wielding the axe left, right and centre, what does that have to do with this club?
"Charlton have decided to get rid of their manager but Charlton have a different agenda.
"The Championship is pretty unforgiving. For Norwich to do what Norwich did the other day is quite ridiculous but that's their choice.
"It's becoming the sack race in the Championship because everybody wants to get into the Premier League.
"Everybody is buying clubs in this division to get them up but [chief executive] Andy Ambler and the chairman have been working steadily for seven years.
"Kenny Jackett told me all about it and what it would be like because sometimes some of the names you get called aren't very pleasant.
"But I'm going to see all the way through that because I am part of the family. It's going wrong at the minute but I'm not going to ever give up.
"If the chairman doesn't want me one day, Andy will tell me, we'll sit down to discuss it and have a meal together. But my job hasn't changed since I came here."
Holloway says Berylson is fully behind his plan to overhaul Millwall's squad and will give him the resources – and the time – to make big changes.
"He's the owner I've wanted for years and the owner I would die for," said Holloway.
"If he ends up killing me with his sword, then it will be respectful and done correctly, and I'd have deserved it because I'd have let him down in at least a year's time.
"The chairman wants to be successful. He's pumped a lot of money into this club and he'll keep doing that because he's committed to getting a good team.
"He wants a team that can compete in the Championship and one day might be able to get promoted, like I managed to do with two of my previous clubs.
"What I want to do at Millwall long-term hasn't changed. The euphoria from staying up and the start of our season has changed into 'oh my God, these players have lost confidence.'
"'Oh my God' isn't in my language but I cannot accept that ten men absolutely capitulated the other night in the FA Cup.
"I was asked by the press after the Bradford game if I felt confident – did they mean confident the chairman won't kick me out or am I confident in my ability to build a team?
"I'm more than confident in my own ability and the fans might not realise what we've been talking about behind the scenes for the whole time I've been here.
"I've not been here long enough and my desire is to stay as long as I possibly can to see this through.
"I haven't worked this hard as a manager for 19 years to suddenly be an absolute pile of steaming horse manure. If people think I am, more fool you.
"And if some players think they can sit back, not take any responsibility and wait for me to get the sack, they better think again.
"I have a proven track recording of building clubs and turning things around but sometimes it's a bit slower than everyone else's instant coffee.
"Even when I went down with QPR, I put them back to where they were on half the budget. Andy and the chairman know that, and they understand what I'm trying to do.
"I want the same thing as the fans want, and I want them to see a new team competing better than we are at the minute in this division.
"I want to see a young, fresh, hungry team that is learning to play a decent way.
"I might be in cuckoo land but I believe I chose Millwall and Millwall chose me because we want the same things."