Warren Gatland is committed to seeing out his contract with Wales until the end of the 2015 World Cup, when he will consider his options.
Not since 1954 had Wales won the championship after losing their opening game.
Before Wales flew to Rome for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy they were questioned over the position regarding a player who is not in the starting line-up, the squad captain, Sam Warburton.
A casual visitor to Wales's training base in the Vale of Glamorgan could be forgiven for mistaking Mark Jones as one of the squad preparing for the Six Nations rather than a member of the management team.
Wales shrugged off Jim Telfer's comments that their players were inherently lazy by saying they did not know where the former Scotland and Lions coach was coming from.