STUART Watkiss reflected on Kidderminster's imminent relegation and admitted: "It's the worst feeling in my career".
Watkiss's men need the miracle of all miracles to extend their five-year stay in the Football League after their 3-0 defeat at Boston.
Harriers now need to claim maximum points from their remaining two matches against Grimsby and Northampton, hope rivals Rushden lose both their games, while Harriers also need to make up a 21-goal difference.
Manager Watkiss accepts he will now need to plan for Conference football and prepare for the major shake-up that will follow.
"This is by far the worst moment I've experienced in football," said Watkiss. "Worse than being sacked at Mansfield? Yes, I genuinely think it is.
"Both experiences are not pleasant. But it's an awful feeling to be relegated and it's going to be a low time for the club.
"But we've got to look forward. Yes, we are going to be a Conference club next season but we have got to do all we can to get out of it.
"It's up to me through the summer to amass the personnel that I think can get the club back into the Football League."
Watkiss, who replaced Jan Molby in December, said he would have to take the blame for their slide, but vowed he would not be walking away.
"I feel I am responsible," said the ex-Walsall player.
"I am the manager of the football club but on the flip side I don't think it is any one person's fault.
" thought I could come in and play a part in keeping the club afloat.
"It's an awful feeling now saying I haven't been able to do it. It hurts," he added.
Watkiss will meet chairman Colin Youngjohns to find out how the budget shapes up for next term.