The Rugby Football League have officially confirmed that the job of coaching England will revert to being a full-time role.
However, Nigel Wood – head of the RFL – suggested that more than one person may be appointed.
An appointment date has not been set, although it is thought an appointment will be made by a four-man panel, which may include Tony Smith.
“It is more important we get the right person rather than a quick appointment,” he said. “It needs to be part and parcel of a whole stream of measures the game is taking to give us the best possible chance in 2013.
“We will be looking wherever we need to look to get the right person, or indeed combination of persons if that is appropriate, over the course of time.”
The Great Britain coaching job became part time when Brian Noble was appointed, and reverted to being part time when Smith was appointed.