Amir Khan wants to remain working with trainer Freddie Roach - but only if the American is prepared to dedicate more time to him in the build-up to fights.
Khan was brutally floored three times en route to being stopped in the fourth round in last weekend's Las Vegas clash with Danny Garcia, who retained the WBC light-welterweight title and added the Bolton man's WBA crown.
Dismissing suggestions he might be best to retire, the Briton has vowed to bounce back and he is looking to return to the ring in the same weight division in December.
Khan admits he is unsure about the chances of landing the fight he is most hoping for, a rematch with Garcia, but he is adamant that no matter who he faces next, things must change in his preparation - and he is not ruling out appointing a new trainer in place of Roach.
The 25-year-old is keen to remain with his current mentor, but needs guarantees from him they can fine-tune his defensive work, and above all, that Roach - who also looks after Manny Pacquiao - will be fully focused on Khan for the duration of pre-fight camps.
Asked if he wanted to stay with Roach, Khan said: "Yes, 100 per cent I want to stay with Freddie - if he agrees on giving me the time I need, and also there is a few things that I think we need to work on.
"If we can agree on those things, then I don't want to move to anyone else."
Khan has now suffered three defeats as a professional - the previous one being last year's controversial points loss to Lamont Peterson, who later failed a drugs test - and feels he is at a crucial point in his career, where he has no time for "sharing" when it comes to his trainer.
Speaking at a press conference at his gym in Bolton on Wednesday afternoon, Khan said: "I need a trainer with me 100 per cent. Freddie is a very busy guy and he is busy because he is a great trainer and is one of the best and biggest names out there.
"I don't really want to be sharing. When I'm not there I don't mind what Freddie does, but (in camp) I just need someone who is going to be with me constantly and working hard with me."
Khan - who admits he made mistakes against Garcia but feels he was ultimately undone by a "lucky shot" - had been looking to move up to welterweight, but says he will now stay at light-welterweight until he "totally cleans up" the division, and has no intention of hanging up his gloves any time soon.
"We will come back stronger - we have come back stronger from defeat before and won titles," he said.
"A lot of people write me off, or think I've been going for years and years. I still have my best years to come.
"I'm 25, I still believe I've not hit my peak yet and I still have a long, long way to go.
"I want to tell everyone that Amir Khan is not finished yet and still has a lot left in him.
"I've always said that around about 28, I will retire. Some fighters don't turn pro until they are 25 and even being 28 and retiring is young.
"I'm still physically and mentally in great shape, and I'll know when it's time - you never know, even when I'm 28 I might say I still have a few years left in me."