Antonio Conte ended all speculation by confirming that he is ‘totally’ committed to Chelsea.
But the Blues boss did not look overjoyed to announce the news as he faced the press on Friday.
Conte was clearly feeling the pressure after his side suffered a second consecutive Premier League defeat on Monday.
After losing 3-0 to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge, the Blues were thumped 4-1 by Watford at Vicarage Road.
And under-pressure Conte, who looked exhausted, said: “I’ve not thought for one moment of the possibility of going away from this club.
“My commitment and the commitment of my players is totally for this club.
“A lot of time in football the manager and the coach depends on the result.
“At the moment we are having a poor result. For this reason we have to pay great attention.”
The Italian boss led Chelsea to Premier League victory on his debut season, but his side have gone off the boil this term.
With the 48-year-old’s position under severe threat, Luis Enrique had been earmarked as his replacement at Stamford Bridge.
Last year’s league winners are now fourth in the Premier League table and 19 points behind Manchester City.
Unforgiving Blues owner Roman Abramovich is preparing to swing the axe should they slip out of the Champions League places.
And Conte hopes to buy himself some time with a victory over West Brom on Monday.
He added: “We have to try to stop this bad run and get three points against West Brom.
“It won’t be easy, the confidence is not high but we have to trust our work and football.”