Roy Hodgson has no intention of quitting as England manager despite Thursday’s crushing defeat to Uruguay.
England were left on the brink of World Cup elimination thanks to a deadly double from Luis Suarez in Sao Paulo.
Suarez scored both his side’s goals, including an 85th-minute winner, as England suffered a 2-1 defeat - their second reverse in five days.
If Costa Rica and Italy draw on Friday afternoon, or the Central Americans beat Cesare Prandelli’s team, England will be eliminated with one match to spare.
The only way England will stay in the World Cup is if Italy win both their remaining games, and England claim a big victory against Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
A likely first World Cup group stage exit since 1958 will not cause Hodgson to quit his role though.
“I don’t have any intention to resign,” the England manager said.
“I’m bitterly disappointed, of course, but I don’t feel I need to resign, no.”
Hodgson, who looked absolutely distraught after the match, admits that whether he stays or goes is out of his hands, though.
He continued: “On the other hand, and if the FA think I’m not the right man to do the job, that will be their decision, and not mine.
“I’ve been really happy with the way the players have responded to the work we’ve tried to.”