Former Swansea City manager Garry Monk believes he could have turned the team's fortunes around had he been given more time.
Monk, 36, was sacked on Wednesday following a run of one win in 11 Premier League matches.
The Swans are currently one point above the relegation zone.
"I would have liked to continue because I strongly believe we would have come through this period together and stronger," said Monk.
"But I will now use my time to reflect and improve, ready for my next challenge.
"I feel truly proud of all we've done during my 22 months in charge."