Bordeaux coach Jean Tigana wants to put his own troubled position to one side and focus on reversing his side's fortunes on the pitch.
Club president Jean-Louis Triaud was forced into a public defence of his manager earlier this week, following last Saturday's remarkable 5-1 defeat at Lorient.
Since then, though, Tigana's assistant Michel Pavon has stood down from his role at the club, adding to the upheaval around the Stade Chaban-Delmas.
"Les Girondins de Bordeaux, it's 1881 (the year the club was formed)," Tigana said. "It's not Jean Tigana, Jean-Louis Triaud or Michel Pavon. Think first and foremost of the club and the supporters who are suffering.
"At a given moment, there has to be a reaction. Never mind the coach - it's on the pitch that it happens. The truth is seen inside that green rectangle."
Listing his short-term targets as "getting towards overcoming this crisis, rebuilding and moving back towards the European places," Tigana added: "I know that the challenge will be difficult."
He defended his own record as a coach and shrugged off pressure on him, saying: "I have only coached big clubs and I have always succeeded. Anyone can judge me.
"You've never seen me aggressive, even when you [journalists] say things and I feel completely the opposite. I leave you to form your own decisions and judgements. This is how the game works. I accept that. It's not a problem."