Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer remains “very positive for the future” despite suggestions his job is on the line at Burnley on Sunday.
De Boer said: “I have always had serious conversations with Steve, we come together one day in the week and talk about what is going on.
“I am not so concerned about that, I think we have a very good relationship. We know what we want and everybody is of course very disappointed in our results.
“But we know also this is not a one-day project, it is from the long term. Everybody knows that.”
“The problem is everyone thinks I only play one way. They say I play 3-4-3, but the players I have added to the squad are normally defenders, so you could say it’s 5-3-2.
“I am always aware there is speculation as a manager. I have played at clubs where pressure is always high when you don’t get results. I always try not to get involved in emotional things, just concentrate on things you really can have an effect on; training with the players and trying to change things soon.
“I always look at the glass half full, if I leave I want to leave through the front door not the back door. They can always say afterwards he did everything he could, always 100 per cent. I will do that.”