NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sure, Mets fans may be fretting over the rapid decline of their favorite team.

But it doesn’t seem like manager Terry Collins will have to worry about his job status as New York plays through the stretch.

There’s “no chance” Collins will be fired by the club, a source told the New York Post.

The Post reported that New York brass has a clear goal for Collins & Co: End the season in third, in front of Miami and Philadelphia in the NL East, and “help create a more positive perception” going into the offseason.

Before the All-Star break, Collins’ team — and his brand of play — had fans dreaming of meaningful games in September, and even a shot at the postseason.

But then it all started to fall apart in July. When the losing continued well into August, some questioned whether the Mets’ players were just going through the motions.

During a much-talked about tirade last week, WFAN’s Mike Francesa even compared Collins to ineffective former Jets head coach Rich Kotite.

“The Mets have become such an embarrassment, they’ve become a bigger embarrassment than they were under (Jerry) Manuel,” Francesa ranted. “Terry Collins is starting to sound like Kotite, and he is accepting.”

“This team has reached a low point that is unbelievable,” he added. “That this season could become like this, and now you can see it. You know the idea, the thing that we talked about and raved about Terry Collins was that he was not accepting of this garbage. He has become accepting.”

Collins is 136-154 in two seasons as Mets manager. He’ll enter the final year of his deal in 2013.

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