Rugby Football Union chairman Andy Cosslett has backed Eddie Jones but said there are no guarantees the head coach will still be in charge of England for the 2019 World Cup.
Jones masterminded a record-equalling run of 18 consecutive Test victories after being appointed as Stuart Lancaster’s successor.
But the Australian’s position has come under scrutiny following five losses in a row, a sequence which was ended by a consolation victory over South Africa at Newlands last Saturday.
And the RFU has revealed that they are willing to take decisive action should the slump resume.
“There is no time limit and you make decisions on the basis of the evidence or information you have at any given moment,” said RFU chairman Andy Cosslett.
“Hopefully, we won’t have to face that and we will have a run through to the World Cup.
“We have shown a lot of confidence in Eddie and we think he is still the man, but we will see where it goes to from here in terms of the next few months.
“You’re asking for unconditional support, but only my children get that. And even then not always!”