England manager Roy Hodgson would be given the boot if the team performed badly at Euro 2016, according to Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn.
Glenn, who was recently appointed, has already held talks with Hodgson about the future of the England national team.
The former Liverpool and Fulham boss has a contract until the end of Euro 2016, but Glenn insists any new deal will have to wait until after next summer’s tournament.
England, 11.00 to win Euro 2016, were left embarrassed after the 2014 World Cup but have since picked up some impressive results.
They have won eight and drawn two of their games since Brazil and they currently top their Euro qualifying group after six wins on the bounce.
Hodgson’s side will return to action against San Marino and Switzerland next month and Glenn has moved to clarify the manager’s position.
“I have spoken to Roy,” Glenn said. “I had a cup of coffee with him, which turned into a few drinks. It is a bit of a storm in a teacup. But I spoke to him about it, the position I thought was clear anyway, so yes the air has been cleared.
“Roy is a really good manager… if – and I don’t think it will happen – we had a bad Euros, he would not expect to be kept on. He is a proud man.
“The question for Roy is: how do we set him up to be as successful as we can in the Euros? What can we do? That is what we plan to do.”