Craig Levein has said that he intends to continue as Scotland manager despite the team's World Cup hopes effectively ending in defeat to Belgium.
Goals from Christian Benteke and Vincent Kompany saw Belgium run out 2-0 winners and Scotland dropped to the bottom of their World Cup qualifying group.
The result increased pressure on Levein following the 2-1 defeat in Wales but the manager said he would not satisfy his critics by stepping aside.
"Not at all," he said, when asked if he had reached the end of his time in charge. "I'm very proud to be the Scotland national team manager and I want to continue to do so.
"I've been in football for long enough to understand when the players are trying at their maximum and they're doing their best for each other and for the team - and they did that tonight and on Friday night.
"They didn't have any energy left at the end of the match and they did everything possible to get a result for Scotland tonight.
"I've seen again tonight a group of players who are determined and hungry and desperate to do well for Scotland.
"As long as that is the case, I'm quite happy to be working with these players."
With the nation's chances of reaching Brazil 2014 seeming beyond hope, Levein's future is the subject of intense specualtion. Having insisted that he did not intend to resign, he said it was for the Scottish FA to decide if he should be given more time in his role.
"All I can tell you is that I want to remain as the manager - that's what I want to do," he said.
"Other than that, you will have to ask other people the questions you are asking me.
"As far as I am aware, I'm still doing my job so you would have to ask other people the questions. It's impossible for me to answer.
"I'm interested in staying in the job and working hard to improve things."