England boss Martin Johnson said he was not ready to make a decision on his future after their 19-12 loss to France at the Rugby World Cup.
Johnson said he would take some time over the choice and talk with the appropriate people, after they were upset by Les Bleus in their quarter-final in Auckland.
"I'm not getting into that conversation now," Johnson said when asked about his future.
"It's not the right place or the right people or the right time. We'll see. I'll give it a couple of days, assess myself and how we've been."
While his side would be heading home in the next few days after a tournament marked by off-field excesses, Johnson said he had been pleased with their start to the game, but France's kicking efforts reigned supreme.
The former England lock said the French side were superb in reclaiming many of their own kicks, and added they had also dominated in the breakdown area.
"We had poor defence on the edges, we had talked about the French trying to move the ball wide, but our defence was not good enough," Johnson said.
France had scored two tries in the first half and while England had created chances of their own they couldn't finish them off.
"The players were confident they could fight their way back into the game but we left ourselves with too much to do. Twice we turned over ball in their 22m area," he said.
"But I am proud of the way they fought back.
"We created more chances than they did but they took their chances."
The team's best days were ahead of them, Johnson said, but there were several members of the side who would not have the chance to play in another World Cup and for that reason he was disappointed in the way the campaign ended.
"We let it out of our grasp, very, very early and after all their (France) problems you don't want to give them confidence early on," he said.
"We didn't make them work hard enough for their tries."
Captain Lewis Moody said he was bitterly hurt by the loss because it was his last World Cup and it was disappointing not to do better than the last eight.
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