According to the 60 year old it’s to some extent due to his position as boss being under constant scrutiny.
Ahead of the match at Newcastle he said: “The speculation can breed some complacency in the dressing room, there’s no doubt about that.
“There was speculation like this after the season when we came up, but this time around it’s more about all the other managers who seem to be taking my position. Probably the next one will be Carlo Ancelotti. He’ll be the next in line.
“I can’t affect that and by early next week the situation will be sorted. “I’ve been comfortable with it [the speculation] and don’t have a problem with it. As a manager distractions are something that you put aside all the time.
“Being paid to do your job is what you’re here for. I’m hopeful Newcastle won’t be my final game, but we’ll wait and see.”