West Coast coach John Worsfold is questioning whether he's still the right man for the job, as his side's disappointing AFL season limps towards a dismal finish.
The Eagles were thrashed by Collingwood 15.11 (101) to 5.9 (39) at the MCG on Friday night, the 62-point defeat joining the previous round's 66-point belting from Geelong as West Coast's two biggest losses of the year.
While Worsfold, the Eagles' 2006 premiership coach whose contract ends this year, wants to stay on next season, he admitted doubts were entering his mind and might also be running through the club hierarchy.
"I need to be clear that I think I can get the group back up and going," Worsfold said.
"From the club's perspective, they have to also believe that I am the right person to take the club forward.
"Up until the last fortnight we've been on the same page in that.
"But I'm sure the club have some doubts about it at the moment and they'll get a fair bit of heat from members and supporters, I would expect.
"I will as well and that's the game, there's no dramas with that.
"But absolutely it challenges your self-belief as a coach and your desire and all those sort of things.
"I'll definitely reflect on it and have some really good dialogue with people I respect at the footy club.
"I understand if their confidence wavers."
Worsfold said his injury-depleted side's current poor form seemed to reflect a lack of confidence rather than a lack of desire.
He said both the performance against the Magpies and the season as a whole had been extremely disappointing.
But Worsfold indicated he would push to keep his job, saying he still had faith that the current group of players could have success and in his own ability to fight back from adversity.
"There is a saying about nothing worth achieving is easy and you've got to fight through some challenges," he said.