FA chief executive Martin Glenn has said that Roy Hodgson's future depends on how England fare in next summer's European Championship.
The former Liverpool manager has one year left on his contract with the Three Lions and no new deal has been offered. He failed to help the English team progress to the qualifying round of the 2014 World Cup as his side were eliminated in the group stages.
England have bounced back since the disappointing World Cup as they are on an unbeaten streak and have won all six European qualifying matches, conceding only two goals in the process. They need just four points to seal a berth in the Euro 2016 in France.
Glenn believes uncertainty surrounding the manager's future will further motivate him to go that "extra yard" to get results.
"Roy is a consummate professional and he knows how we want to work. One of my values is, you pay for performance. Roy understands that if we have a great Euros, that will set him up well," Glenn told Sky Sports.
"So I think the past history of giving England managers long, long contracts, I can see why it gives certainty, but I like to have a bit of uncertainty to encourage people to go that extra yard to get results."
The FA chief executive went on to suggest that Hodgson was aware and happy with the situation surrounding his England future.
"Roy is very happy with the situation. We are investing a lot in the England setup, he has got far more resources to play with at St George's Park. The investment is really significant, so we are really giving him the tools that he needs to be as successful as he can and it's just not an issue," Glenn added.
England have four more games remaining in the qualifier and they face San Marino in the upcoming fixture on 5 September. The last time the two teams faced each other saw the Three Lions seal a 5-0 victory in October 2014.