Chris Boardman has called on British Cycling performance director Sir Dave Brailsford to make a decision, one way or the other, over his role after an under-par performance at the Track Cycling World Championships in Cali.
Britain won five medals - two gold, one silver and two bronze - in Colombia, but there was no podium place for a British male in the worst performance since 1998, when Boardman was part of the squad.
The 1992 Olympic champion left his role as head of research and development after the London 2012 Olympics after working closely alongside Brailsford, whose other job as Team Sky principal meant he was absent for a second successive Track World Championships.
Brailsford, who has been performance director since 2003 and led Britain to great success at the Beijing and London Games, conducts regular reviews, including into his own role, which now comes under intense scrutiny after the disappointing showing which comes two years out from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
"I'm not sure about an overhaul, but it needs a boss," Boardman told Press Association Sport.
"I believe Dave's making a decision on what he's going to do, but it needs a full-time boss.
"Dave would clearly be the best full-time boss, but if he's not going to do that, it might be better if somebody else comes in and takes the reins.
"He's such a character, if he's still there it's difficult for people to go in and take command, but it needs somebody like him.
"Shane (Sutton, the head coach) is great, a good second in command, but perhaps not the person to be the big boss.
"British Cycling's in a period a period of change now. Still got some fantastic ingredients, some great athletes, got some great people working for them.
"The potential is all still there. It just might need somebody to pull it all together."