Bob Bradley insists he knew what he was "getting into" at Swansea City after being removed as the Premier League strugglers' manager on Tuesday.
Swansea parted company with the American after only 11 games in charge - a period during which the Liberty Stadium outfit conceded 29 goals.
Only goal difference keeps Swansea above bottom club Hull City at the foot of the Premier League and Bradley, who replaced Francesco Guidolin in October, is keen to move on from his unsuccessful stint in south Wales.
"I knew exactly what I was getting into when I came to Swansea and realised the hardest part was always going to be getting points in the short run," he told NBC's Pro Soccer Talk.
"But I believe in myself and I believe in going for it. That's what I've always told my players.
"Football can be cruel and to have a chance you have to be strong.
"I wish Swansea the best and look forward to my next challenge."
Ryan Giggs, who lost out to Bradley last time around, has been installed as favourite to succeed the former United States coach, with Alan Pardew and Gary Rowett also tipped to be in the running.