He retains the full backing of the Yorkshire club's board, though, and his assistant manager Lee Carsley believes he should be judged at the end of the season.
"We're trying to build something sustainable," Carsley said. "When there's change, there's bumps and bruises on the way. We're trying to change the brand of the club and what people are paying to see. The manager is a winner and we're all fighters.
"There's almost an expectancy here, having lost in play-offs and semi-finals, that things will always go wrong. We're trying to change that to positivity.
"We have to do something different to the past because what has been done has got us where are now. We speak all the time to managers we've played for and they say 'stick to your beliefs'."