Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni won't consider resigning.
With the likes of former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp and ex-Wolves manager Mick McCarthy already being linked with an impending vacancy, Trapattoni was stubbornly refusing to consider that his job might be in jeopardy.
Asked if he expected Tuesday night's game to be his last as Ireland manager, he replied: "Absolutely not.
"I ask you why? We have started the qualifying campaign and we have lost one game to Germany. There is no reason."
Asked further if he still believed he had the support of the Football Association of Ireland. He said: "When they are sure, they have to decide, not me.
"I have crossed the Alps barefoot and I have overcome many difficult situations in my career.
"Every manager has moments when he loses. After the Euros, we have lost only one game to Germany, the second team in the world. It's no problem."