Melbourne coach Paul Roos says he is unsure as to whether he will continue in the job beyond the end of 2015, but that any extension would be capped at one season.
"It won't be longer term. My wife's made a huge sacrifice to come to Australia," Roos told Channel Nine's Footy Classified program.
"From a family point of view, it definitely couldn't be any longer than three years."
Roos said however that he might continue in some sort of non-coaching capacity at the end of the 2016 season.
Pressed on when he would indicate if he would coach into 2016, Roos said he was prepared to hasten his call if the club requested.
“It really needs to be promoted within the club. If it’s an issue with the players, I’m more than happy to discuss it,” he said.
“Hopefully what I’m doing for the footy club is getting them competitive.”
Roos earlier told Fox Footy's AFL 360 he had started preliminary discussions with Geelong premiership captain Cameron Ling about a potential assistant coaching role at Melbourne.
“It was just an informal chat. That (being an assistant coach) is the next stage he wants to get to. Once you get an assistant’s role, you can then get an idea of what it takes.”
On Footy Classified however, Roos downplayed the possibilty that Ling would be his successor.
"I wouldn't have thought Cameron would be a candidate for the succession plan because you've got to want to be a senior coach. What Cameron would be a candidate for at any club is an assistant coach.
"Through that process he might be able to make a determination about whether he wants to be a senior coach."
Roos believed he had not erred in skipping the meeting of AFL coaches convened last week by league chief Gillon McLachlan in favour of honouring his TV commitments, saying he believed the invitation had been informal.
"I hope I didn't disrespect the position or disrespect Gillon. When I went back and re-read the email, it was very informal. It said 'we understand people have things on.'"
Roos said he was pleased with the Demons' improvement throughout the season - they are 16th with 4 wins and 12 losses - despite the five-game losing streak.
“I’m really enjoying it, enjoying the group of players. While it’s been frustrating at times, I can see some real progress,” Roos said. “When you’re coaching, you don’t think about next year unless it’s something about list management.''