The Swans are still winless and searching for their first victory of the league campaign under the Northern Irishman after letting slip a lead in the 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Tuesday night.
Josh Ginnelly’s early strike had looked to have been enough to ease the pressure on the under-fire head-coach by earning the Swans a vital three points, whilst providing a needed boost to ailing confidence within the Swans camp.
It was not to be for Duff’s side though as Lyndon Dykes stoppage-time header denied all three points going back to South Wales.
Under pressure to change the club’s fortunes the former Barnsley head-coach believes he still is the right man for the job but acknowledges that results will dictate his future.
“I am very proud to be manager of the football club. I have never been given anything and have had to prove people wrong my whole life, so resilience is built in,” said Duff.
“If I have to prove people wrong here, that is what I will try and do. Whether I will or won’t well have to see but it won’t be through lack of hard work.
“If people have made their minds up after this short space of time, I can’t control that. I have had to prove people wrong my whole life.
“I’m only in control of what’s in front of me. If we win great, if we don’t, I’m not in control of what happens to my destiny.
“I have been given a huge responsibility. You come to a part of the World where everyone is emotionally invested in the football club.
“I put my head on the pillow every night knowing I have tried to make the club better. It is the way that I work.
“I want to come to work and improve people at the football club and it takes time to get there.
“It isn’t easy and I’m a human being the same as anyone. I want to win as much as any of the supporters.
“All I can do is stay calm and trust in the work that is being done by myself and the staff and given the time I believe it will turn around.
“My message to the supporters would be – please if you’re coming on Saturday, support the players, they are a young group. When the final whistle goes that is your opportunity to cheer or vent.
“I fully appreciate the money that they spend and the way they support the football club. It is a privilege to manage and I’m under no illusions to the stature of the club and the responsibilities that I have been given.
“Hopefully, if we win a couple of games, things will change for the better.”
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