Sven-Goran Eriksson believes it would be unfair to judge his tenure as Leicester manager until after Christmas.
The Swede oversaw a 1-1 draw against Hull in his first game in charge on Saturday.
The result left Leicester languishing in the bottom three of the Championship, but Eriksson told the Leicester Mercury: "Of course, people will start judging me now but that is football. How long is it to Christmas, two months? I hope after Christmas. January is important for us."
However, he also believes it is not impossible to mount a promotion push despite the handicap they face.
Erikson added: "It is tough because we have played 11 games and we are still in the bottom three, but there are 35 games to go and it could be possible (to mount a promotion challenge)."
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