Coach Brad Davis' future at Bath remains unclear with the club hoping to clarify his position "soon."
The Australian, who joined Bath from rugby league club Castleford in September 2006, has not been involved during Aviva Premiership games either side of Christmas.
That has sparked speculation that he could be on his way out of the Rec, well before his contract expires later this year.
Davis, 44, has been part of a five-strong coaching team alongside head coach Gary Gold, Toby Booth, Mike Ford and Neal Hatley.
Bath issued a statement on the official club website regarding Davis.
"We would like to explain our relative silence on the issue surrounding Brad Davis' position at Bath Rugby," it read.
"We are not, for legal reasons, permitted to offer any comment whatsoever on the details of this situation.
"However, what we can certainly say is that Brad is indeed very popular here at Bath Rugby and extremely well respected as both a man and a coach.
"Overall, we want the best outcomes for both Brad and for the club, and hope to have everything settled as soon as possible.
"No further comment will be made until it is deemed appropriate to do so."