Sir Trevor Brooking, one of the four men in charge of finding England's next coach, insists there is 'no rush' over the appointment.
Caretaker boss Stuart Pearce oversaw a 3-2 friendly defeat to Holland in the Three Lions' first game since former manager Fabio Capello resigned.
Pearce has made it clear he would be happy to stay in charge for the European Championship this summer, but admits he is not the man 'long-term'.
But, with Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp favourite for the position as Spurs battle for a UEFA Champions League place, it seems likely the Three Lions will not know who will be at the helm for some time.
Brooking, one of four Football Association officials in charge of making the appointment, does not envisage that being a problem though, because of the thorough preparations being made for the tournament.
"Everything will be in place," he is quoted by The Independent.
"The backroom staff is very good. Whoever comes in will be really happy with that.
"The issue is the timing, that is why we don't think we are in any rush.
"I think you could get somebody parachuted in a few days before it, though I'm sure there are some people in our group who don't want that."
Brooking added that discussions about the new man had been on the back-burner ahead of the Dutch game.
"We've been concentrating on the Holland game," he said.
"Now we'll sit down in the next few days and see what the timeframe is.
"We will take our time. I don't see anything happening soon. We obviously want to be aware of all the sensitivities before taking it forward. There are sensitivities."