West Brom’s head coach has talked about relegation’s effect on his credibility.
doesn’t think thatWest Brom’s
relegation can affect his reputation, although it would affect himself.
"I'd be devastated from a personal point of view, and for the club not to have survived the first season back at this level, for when the fans come back.
"Personally it would affect me, but it might not affect my credibility too much in terms of people know what I can do.
"If you're established as a manager other jobs come along. That's not what I want to achieve at West Brom, but it's what might happen.
"I won't be happy, the club won't be happy because I've not done what they wanted me to do, and the players won't be happy because they'll get heavy reductions in their salary."
On the club’s situation he added:
"The club under the right leadership and investment can quickly turn around into a well established club in the Premier League, which has shown it can be in the past.
"You think of all that building once you've secured that Premier League status, and the finances that go with it.
"With good recruitment you can establish yourself in the Premier League.
"There is time, but we have to get on a run of games of a top, top level we haven't achieved this season,
"We need to start hitting top-eight form. That's the reality.
"That wouldn't have been the case if we'd won three of the last five games - against Fulham, Manchester United and Burnley - which should have been three points to us.
"That would have given us more hope and obvious opportunity to put pressure on those above us.
"We've still only got ourselves to blame, but we can take confidence in our performances.
"We're more resilient but failing to convert our chances has cost us in these last five games."