Quique Sanchez Flores has admitted he is “not sure” if he will still be in charge for Watford’s trip to Leicester City on Wednesday night, but maintains he is still seeing enough in training and games to believe he can continue to help the Hornets in the longer term.

Calls for the Hornets to change their head coach for a second time this season have intensified further after the Spaniard watched his side let a one-goal half-time slip as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat at fellow strugglers Southampton.

Asked he was confident he would still be at the helm for the next game, Sanchez Flores responded: “I’m not sure about this. I’m not part of this decision. I’m just sad because if I can't help the team and suffer that, I suffer for the fans, I suffer for the players, I suffer for the owner and the future of the club of course, but this is the way I choose.

“I would regret if when they (the owners) came to my house to say you can help us, if I stayed at my house. This is not me, this is not my character. If I stay in my comfort zone, it is not me. I came here and I’m trying and fighting a lot but the circumstances are bad for us.”

The Hornets are now effectively seven points from safety due to their goal difference, but Sanchez Flores believes that he can still help the team going forward.

“Of course, we are giving the players something that I think they can use well,” he said. “They are doing on the pitch what we say. They are not doing different things. But of course when we concede the goal, it’s like something’s wrong.

“All of us, we lost the confidence in our work, in what we are doing but it’s like this. If it’s once, nothing happened. If it’s twice, it’s okay but this is for a long time, all of us we are worried for that. But in football we are trusting ourselves.”

Reflecting on the game, Sanchez Flores said: “It’s a difficult time for all us. At half-time we had the feeling we were in the right way, little by little in the second half the circumstances change.

"They have a really good team also and little by little the circumstances change and finally the score was against us again."