David Artell fully appreciates the time and support he is afforded by the Crewe Alexandra board.
The Alex are currently bottom of League One and exited the FA Cup following the home defeat to Swindon Town at the weekend and Artell know he is in an privileged position in regards to the support offered to the club's managers.
The Crewe Alexandra manager told the club’s official website: “I speak to the chairman almost on a daily basis and I speak to the other directors often enough too. I know that is it down to me, the staff and the players to get ourselves out of it.
“The buck usually stops with the manager. That is football and football management. I know how the land lies and I also know that the board here think in the long-term. As a manager you can only be thankful for that and we have to repay that faith by getting some results and sharpish.
“We have a big 15 games coming up. If we don’t get points on the board during that phase of the season then the remaining 15 would be irrelevant anyway. I’ve said it before, but any result or performance can be a turning point in a season and we need to get that and then use it to to go the other way.
“It can happen quickly and we need to keep working hard and improving and if we do then hopefully our football will come through and we will get there. “