Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate admits he expects to lead the club's Championship campaign without several of his top players.
"Inevitably, there will be big changes to the playing squad," he said.
"There will be personal agendas and as a club we will have to bring some money in to go forward. There are also situations I want to change."
However, Southgate said he would continue in his own role as manager, vowing to "stand firm and fight back".
"I have to accept there will be a large percentage of fans that would want a change of manager and this is a tough time for this football club but I am determined to see this fight through," he stated.
"As far as I'm concerned, you don't walk away in difficult times.
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