After seeing his side lose to Portsmouth for their third defeat in three games this season, Bolton boss Sammy Lee knows exactly what he needs to turn things around - time.
But will he get it?
At Lee's press conference following Wanderers' 3-1 loss at Fratton Park, you could only feel sorry for the rookie boss.
He is undertaking a massive task in not only stepping up to replace Sam Allardyce as Bolton manager but in trying to change his team's whole approach to the game.
Bolton are trying to play passing football rather than their previous direct approach and, as Lee himself said: "It won't happen overnight".
The worry for Lee is that he could be out of a job before he even gets started.
Little Sammy's mantra is that he is "seeing progress and development" but he knows that won't stave off the sack if Bolton keep losing.
"I am not relaxed," he added. "I don't look relaxed do I, surely? Because I am not, not after a third defeat.
"I don't want anyone to think I am easy-ozy about the position I am in at the moment. Far from it - I know football is all about getting results."
It seems ridiculously early in the season for a club to be considering sacking their manager but the stakes are high in the Premier League these days and patience is notoriously low.
Ask former Charlton boss Iain Dowie - who lasted 12 games in charge when the Addicks were in the top flight last season - or his successor Les Reed, who spent only 41 days in the post.
So should Bolton be looking to ditch Lee and start again?
I hope not because Lee comes across as likeable and determined, and you cannot doubt his honesty or knowledge of the game.
He also deserves a chance to at least get his feet under the desk at the Reebok Stadium and try to stamp his style on his team.
But do Wanderers fans feel the same way?
Pompey boss Harry Redknapp has backed Lee to turn things round, saying: "It has not been an easy start for Sammy but I am sure he will get it right. He just needs time to build his own team.
"If anyone deserves to succeed it is him because he is one of football's great guys."
Sadly for Sammy, as Reed and Dowie found out last season, in football it is often the nice guys who end up out of a job.