What John Sheridan had to say about his future as Chesterfield manager after Solihull Moors defeat
Chesterfield boss John Sheridan reiterated that he is not going to quit following a 3-0 defeat to Solihull Moors on New Year’s Day.
The Spireites remain third bottom of the National League but are now five points from safety after the loss.
Sheridan said: “I am going nowhere, I am going nowhere.
“The only way I am going is if I get sacked and I hope I don’t get sacked because i want to stay.
“I won’t be going anywhere, I just want that open.
“While I am here I am going to try my hardest to keep us in the league.
“I am absolutely gutted for everyone that we are having a terrible season.
“We are having a very poor season, it is no good if everyone is going to get on my back because I am not going anywhere.
“I am going to stay and I am going to fight and I am going to try and turn it around.
“I can’t make that decision, someone else makes that decision of getting rid of me but I won’be walking.
“And it is not through greed or whatever, people are saying my contract and all this.
“I could have got promoted at Carlisle last year, I have come here to do well and I am letting everyone down.
“We all know deep down I should have been sacked because of the results and performances.
“But I am willing to take the stick and I am willing to fight for the cause to keep the club in the league.
“I am going to take all the criticism.
“People can say whatever they want to say, I understand I am not stupid.
“I am hearing little one or two comments I am this, I am that.
“The team would have got relegatated if I had not come in last year.”
He added: “I have been successful when I have been at the club before.
“I don’t like us getting beat, I cannot stand it.
“I hate us conceding goals.
“I hate the fans giving me stick and grief.
“I have played at the highest level, I have come here to do well.
“We are a team who are in a right dog-fight at the moment so it is no good abusing me.
“I totally understand the frustration and that they are seeing that we could get relegated.”