Maurizio Sarri insisted his job was "always at risk" after a humiliating loss to Manchester City put further pressure on the Chelsea head coach.
Chelsea suffered their third defeat in four league games, a 6-0 thrashing at the Etihad Stadium marking the club's biggest ever Premier League loss.
Sarri's side have fallen to sixth in the table and sit a point behind the resurgent and fourth-placed Manchester United.
6 - Chelsea are winless in their last six Premier League away games against ‘big six’ opposition (D2 L4), losing the last four in a row. Concern.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 10, 2019
Asked if he feared for his job, the Italian said there was always pressure and a risk he could be sacked.
"You have to ask the club. I am worried about my team," Sarri told a news conference.
Sarri starts by saying he is worried about his team and the performance, not his job. He adds something has changed since the beginning of the season, and at the moment he is not able to see the reason why. #MCICHE— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 10, 2019
"I am worried about the performance, but my job is always at risk. So, I am not worried about the club. You have to ask the club."
Chelsea are next in action with a trip to Malmo for the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.