Nestor Gorosito is confident he can keep Xerez in the Primera Liga.
The Argentine was named new coach of Xerez yesterday after Jose Ziganda was sacked last week following a miserable start to their maiden Primera Division campaign.
Under Ziganda, Xerez had picked up seven points and seven goals from 17 games, and although they managed to record a goalless draw at Real Zaragoza under interim coach Antonio Poyatos on Sunday, they are still in nine points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.
It is looking bad for last season's Segunda Division champions, but Gorosito insists there is still hope.
"I have every confidence that if we all pull together we will surely be able to achieve our objectives," said the 45-year-old Argentinian.
"The sporting reality is not good, but we are hopeful of turning the situation around. The important thing is the performance of the players."
Regarding his appointment, the former River Plate, Argentinos Juniors and Rosario Central boss added: "It's a privilege and an honour that they've looked to me.
"I've been following Spanish football from Argentina and know what's going on.
"When they contacted me, I took it very seriously.
"I know the reality of the club, we are confident that with hard work we can change the sporting situation."