"I can't answer for the board when the results go wrong," he said.
"The board runs this football club and have been very supportive of me up to now.
"But I am not foolish to believe that if results keep going against me that they can keep supporting me, I understand that. But is Manchester City any different from other clubs in the Premiership?
"There are only five games gone in the season and already four managers have gone. It is a tough old job, but I enjoy it and I intend to stick it out here.
"If the Chairman taps me on the shoulder and says, "Thanks but no thanks," then so be it. I will be disappointed. I will be distraught but at the end of the day I will understand it.
"My intention is to see out my contract. It is a tough old job at the moment but I enjoy it and I intend to stick it out, " he added.