Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has explained why he took the decision to sack manager Dougie Freedman.
Forest have lost five of their last six matches, and Al-Hasawi told The BBC he feared the club were sliding towards being relegated.
This is despite having a nine point gap over the drop zone with 10 games to go, a position the owner feels is precarious.
Al Hasawi said: "I want stability but I want to win games and don't want to go to the relegation zone.
"We are in a very difficult position - nine points from relegation - and we have to do some changes."
Teams below them are beginning to pick up points, with Charlton beating Middlesbrough at the weekend and Rotherham finding form under new boss Neil Warnock.
Al Hasawi has come in for criticism since the sacking, with Freedman having had to manage under a transfer embargo during his entire tenure, while star players have either been sold or are out injured.
The owner added to his comments by sending a message on Twitter, claiming to be going through the same emotions as the supporters, simply wanting the team to win.
I love Nottingham Forest , and I consider myself one of the fans , I don't blame them for what they saying cuz I feel the same #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) March 14, 2016
The replies drew a mixed response from supporters...
@fawaz_alhasawi1 But only you can put it right— NFFCfamily (@Nffcfamily) March 14, 2016
Get the right people in to do the job to run the club
Get that right You Get the club Right
@fawaz_alhasawi1 so you also feel the club is being ran terribly then? Get help!!— It is what it is (@gergmitch) March 14, 2016
NFFC (@mac123_m) March 14, 2016
@fawaz_alhasawi1 appoint a good chief executive to run the club - why is that so difficult a concept ????— SimonLitchfield NFFC (@sjlitchfield) March 14, 2016
@fawaz_alhasawi1 u will get it right don't worry. Rome wasn't built in a day. Just get us out of FFP.— Dean nffc ashley (@Ricci101) March 14, 2016