Head of Club England Adrian Bevington insists that the appointment of the next England manager will be made with their long-term strategy in mind.
Bevington was speaking at the England media conference following Fabio Capello's shock exit on Wednesday.
The Club England and FA communications chief will be on a four-man team who will pick the new Three Lions boss, along with chairman David Bernstein, general secretary Alex Horne and Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA's Director of Football Development.
"This is a very important moment for us and everyone's focus is on 2012, recruit a manager, go to Poland and Ukraine and achieve success," said Bevington.
"However, there is a longer-term strategy to this as well. In two years' time there is a World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the Euros in France in 2016 and then the World Cup in Russia in 2018. As an organisation we need to make sure we have the platform to achieve success.
"Every area of our football organisation is geared towards high performance. We have an abundance of young talent emerging and our development teams are performing more consistently than ever before. There is a strong view that we are producing more and technically better footballers.
"We are working closely with our colleagues at the Premier League to successfully implement the EPPP [Elite Player Performance Plan] and clubs are producing more and more players through their academies and we are opening the national centre at St George's Park. We want to deliver a longer-term playing philosophy. We have to create an environment the players enjoy being part of.
"Whilst the managerial appointment cannot be underestimated, it cannot be the sole responsibility of the manager in isolation to deliver success."
Bevington also confirmed that Capello's departure has not hampered England's planning for Euro 2012.
"The plans from an operational point of view are already in place. Our staff have vast experience of arranging tournaments both with and without Fabio Capello, so any manager coming into this role will hit the ground running," he added.
A code of conduct is also being drawn up as part of the plans for Euro 2012, a scheme which was confirmed by Bernstein.
"We have been working on a code of conduct for some time. I think it could have been in place some time ago. Work is taking place now and I think we the code will be in place in the next few months, we should have that and will have that," the chairman said.
Bevington added that players would be involved in that process, saying: "We want to insure players have involvement in the code of conduct.
"We entered into discussions in 2004 but we never quite finalised protocol and we need to do that with players and managers."
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