Stoke suffered their eighth league defeat of the season on Tuesday night, going down 1-0 at home to Huddersfield. It leaves them bottom of the table with just two points from ten games.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Stoke manager Nathan Jones was incredibly open regarding the situation at the club. Jones left Luton Town in January to become Stoke boss. He is now resigned to losing his job.
"It's been tough since I've come here," said Jones.
I haven't been able to change the direction. We have changed a lot underneath in terms of the environment but I haven't been able to change results and it's a results business, you know it's precarious then.
It's a great club, great owners, fans have been brilliant - they've given me enough time and enough patience. I have no qualms whatever happens.
I'm just sad really because I've risked everything to come here. I had a good club where I was, a good team and a good group of players. We were doing good work there and I thought we could do it again here but I've been rudely awakened really.
I don't think anyone's stupid. It's not going how it should go. After ten games, you have gauge of where you should be. We're bottom, we've got two points from ten games and that's nowhere near good enough.
"They've been brilliant with me," Jones said about the club's fans.
"They deserve far more than I’ve given them. They really do. This club will come again. When, I don’t know, but it’ll come again because it’s got good owners who’ve got the club at heart, they put their life and soul into it, they finance it, they really do.
"To be fair, I think they’ve been let down in the past with a lot of things, and I’ve let them down - I have. I feel I’ve let them down. I’m sorry for that."
"I've had nine months to turn things around, I've not done it. I just feel sad. It's a great club but it just hasn't worked out."
Nathan Jones admitted he is resigned to losing his job after losing to Huddersfield at home.
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