Sunderland has been relegated out of the Premier League but David Moyes wants to remain on as manager next season.
Sunderland has been in danger of relegation over the past few seasons.
Moyes was reminded of his preseason prediction of not being relegated.
“When I look back on it I was very honest, forthright, told people what I thought,” he said.
“I came to a part of the country where, I was led to believe, that was the way people wanted speaking to. I told them exactly.
“We’d been in a relegation battle the four previous seasons. You want managers to tell the truth and I do.”