Aston Villa manager Remi Garde is considering his future after the Premier League strugglers refused to back him in the January window.
The Villains are ten points from safety in the top flight with 15 fixtures remaining, starting with a trip to West Ham on Tuesday evening.
But Villa are the only club in the Premier League's bottom six who have failed to make any signings in January, despite promising to back Garde with funds when they appointed him back in November 2015.
Speaking about the lack of transfer activity at Villa Park this month, which has been perceived as the club giving up on the fight against relegation, Garde said:
“Maybe it was not as clear when I signed, but it’s something that I don’t want to discuss too much.
“I understand that you cannot carry on doing the same things when you have not been as successful as you have wanted. I cannot say the club hasn’t done everything they could. It wouldn’t be fair. I’m not happy about this situation. I am not stupid and saying we need nobody.
“Some people have to be brave enough to say what have we done wrong in the past and what we should be doing now to stop that and to be better, maybe not in the next months but the next season or in two or three years.”