The Sheffield Wednesday manager has overseen four straight defeats.
Joe Luhukay has admitted a decision must be made about his future as Sheffield Wednesday manager if his players give him the feeling he is no longer the right person for the job.
Luhukay is under pressure from a large section of the Wednesday fanbase having overseen a run of four successive defeats, which have yielded an aggregate score of 12-2.
It was little more than a month ago that the Dutchman led the Owls to sixth in the Championship, 11 places higher than their current one.
But an animated Luhukay insisted at a press conference ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's derby visit to Sheffield United on Friday, that he is still the same coach as he was then.
And asked if he had spoken to the Owls chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, regarding his position, the 55-year-old said: "When I have the feeling my work is not accepted or not respected... the most important thing is when the players give me the feeling that I am not the right person in this chair now, then we must make a decision.
"But I do not have that feeling. So my energy must go more into my team and to my players, and not (to respond to questions like this).
"I am very relaxed with that. And believe me, I have the coolness and I have the experience to try to handle this but we must do it together.
"Alone, you can not do anything. But together you can come, in another way, back. That is the successful way."
Mick McCarthy, the out-of-work former Ipswich Town manager, has already been tipped to replace Luhukay at Hillsborough.
It follows a report in this week's Sun on Sunday, which claimed that Sheffield Wednesday are aware of McCarthy's interest in the job.
Luhukay has resigned from three of his previous five jobs, at Paderborn, Augsburg and Stuttgart.
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