Former Scotland international Paul Hartley has given his backing to national team boss Craig Levein and believes the players should take responsibility.
Levein's future as manager is set to be discussed at an SFA meeting this week after a disappointing start to World Cup qualifying that sees Scotland bottom of their group.
But Hartley, who played under Levein at Hearts, thinks the current man in charge has the character to come through this tricky period.
"I think we've got the right man in Craig," said Hartley, who is now manager of Alloa.
"We can't chop and change managers every couple of years, we've got to give them more time to hopefully get the positive results.
"He'll see it as a building job here. We know we're not in a good position, you know that as a manager."
He added: "I think being the Scotland manager is always a high-pressure job.
"When you don't win games then, with the media attention, you come under a lot of pressure and I think Craig knows that. But he's strong enough, he's got a strong mentality.
"We've got a good group of players and we've not got the right results, so I think there's got to be blame there too. When you don't win games people start asking questions.
"Players have to take some responsibility, it can't always be the manager's fault. I think as a team you have to take responsibility for the results."