Schalke FC head coach Domenico Tedesco will not throw in the towel and remains resolute despite the club's embarrassing 7-0 defeat away to Manchester City on Tuesday evening.
The Royal Blues bowed out of the UEFA Champions League in emphatic fashion having headed to the Etihad Stadium with a real chance of causing an upset, following a narrow 3-2 defeat in Gelsenkirchen.
But the wheels came off in Manchester as Schalke slumped to the joint-worst defeat in the knockout stages of the competition and their worst defeat in European competitions. A 10-2 aggregate scoreline makes for rather grim reading, but Tedesco is determined to continue giving his all in an attempt to ignite a turnaround in fortunes for the club.
"I haven't given a second thought to changing anything on my side," said the 33-year-old in the aftermath.
"I am proud, even now, to be coach of Schalke 04.
"Even in these difficult times, I like being here and giving my all."
He continued: "I'm extremely disappointed. We fell apart. It was the worst we've had here since I was coach.
"Of course it hurts. It's difficult when you lose 7-0 to stand here. The next couple of weeks are going to be difficult."
The German club currently sit in 14th place on the Bundesliga standings, a mere four points above the relegation zone.