Stephen Frail admits Hearts' situation looks "forlorn", but he won't walk away from his Tynecastle job.
"I've read on some websites that [fans] reckon I should walk away and maybe that would be the catalyst for change," Frail said after Saturday's 5-0 thrashing at Celtic. "But for one I can't afford to walk away - I've got a mortgage and a family, and I've got look after them. And two, I want to try and be involved in a Hearts set-up that brings success back. It obviously looks a forlorn thing now, but I want to be involved with it and I want to be an influence within the dressing room."
He was then asked if he expected owner Vladimir Romanov to make changes to the coaching team.
"I don't know," he replied. "You'll need to ask other people that. If it's me that loses my job then so be it, because the biggest thing is the football club, and if the football club goes in the right direction [with] whoever is in charge then fine. But I won't be leaving it until I'm told, and I'll be working 24/7 to try and make sure we arrest this alarming start to the season."