He told the Nottingham Evening Post: "I don't think I am a bad manager and my record would prove that.
"I think they [the board] know that and if we can get things moving forwards then I think we can be successful again."
He added: "(When I arrived) there were an awful lot of things that needed sorting out to get it back on a level playing field, where you can take it forwards.
"But I do appreciate the backing of Mark Arthur, of Nigel Doughty, of John Pelling, of everyone involved.
"They are not doing that because they are friends of mine. They are doing it because they know the problems that need solving before we get to where we want to be."