Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland and Justin Langer speak to the media during a press conference on May 3, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Langer has been appointed the Team Head Coach of the Australian men's cricket tea, replacing Darren Lehmann who resigned in the wake of the ball tampering scandal.

The groundswell of support from outside of the Australian cricket team for Justin Langer may still not be enough to save the besieged coach.

Despite leading the Australian side to both a T20 World Cup victory and a commanding Ashes series win to the tune of 4-0 over the last four months, Langer may still not have his contract extended by Cricket Australia.

It's understood that, despite the recent results for the team, Langer still hasn't won over the majority of the playing group. That comes following Pat Cummins' comments on Saturday night following Day 2 of the Hobart Test suggesting the team "absolutely love JL."

It had previously been reported that Langer's fate wouldn't be determined until after the tour to Pakistan with his contract not expiring until the middle of the year.

It had been anticipated that a tour to Sri Lanka would be the first under any potential new coach, however, The Sydney Morning Herald are now reporting that the decision could come before next month's trip to Pakistan.

It's understood Cricket Australia high performance manager Ben Oliver is in the process of making his recommendation to the board on what the structure of Australia's coaching system will look like.

With a cluttered calendar littered with eight white ball tournaments in as many years alongside Test cricket on the road ahead, it's though Australia will split duties, with a Test coach and a white ball coach to handle ODI and T20I matches.

That will already be needed under the current structure with a T20 tour to New Zealand scheduled at the same time as the Test tour to Pakistan.

It's understood a splitting of the coaching roles could be Langer's best chance of hanging onto some control, with Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley uncommitted to Langer, and both Andrew McDonald and Trevor Bayliss reportedly being in the running. Michael Di Venuto is also on Australia's assistant coaching staff.

Despite Langer changing his coaching style after frank conversations with players and Cricket Australia, it's thought his future is still hanging by tenderhooks.