The Scottish Football Association’s board of directors will meet “soon” to discuss the position of national boss Craig Levein.
Scotland lost 2-0 away to Belgium on Tuesday night, their second successive defeat having conceded a one goal lead with nine minutes left to play to succumb 2-1 to Wales last Friday.
Chief executive Stewart Regan said the board as a whole has a responsibility to take their time and reflect over what will happen to Levein, while admitting taking two points from the first four matches in World Cup qualifying was not acceptable.
Speaking as the team arrived at Glasgow Airport in the early hours, Regan said: “Tonight is not the time to be making announcements and decisions.
“It is important we reflect on the start of the campaign, sit down with the manager and the board, and actually look at what has happened over the last few matches and, in particular, what's happened in the last two games.
“Then we can decide on our course of action. Obviously that is something we will be doing as soon as we possibly can.
“I think it is important to look at the situation and allow those involved to put their thoughts across the table.
“We have a board of directors. It is important that each of the directors gets a chance to have an input. Not all of the directors have been on this trip and we want to sit down as a group and have a discussion with the manager, when we have the chance to do that.
“Then we will decide on what happens next. Tonight is not the time to be making those decisions. We will be getting the board together as soon as we can. I don't know [how soon] as I don't know what the board's movements are. But as soon as we are able to do that, we will be looking at it.”
A minority of supporters have pointed to the Scottish FA’s recently implemented performance strategy as a reason to keep Levein in his post, saying change is not the answer at a time the national team requires continuity in its thinking.
Regan however does not believe removing the manager from his role, in which he has won just three competitive games from 12, would have any affect on their vision.
“I think you need to separate out the performance strategy, which was put in in the wake of the Henry McLeish report into Scottish football. We appointed Mark Wotte to come in and build the foundations for a stronger Scotland going forward.
“I think the progress we have made with the Under 19s and Under 17s recently, including qualification for the elite round in the 19s championships, show there are some green shoots, particularly for younger age groups.
“I think the national team is a different proposition. Craig has a set of players that he has been working with. He had those players for the European Championships and we came into the 2014 World Cup campaign with a lot of optimism. We'd hoped we would start better than we have done.
“That hasn't proved to be the case. We now need to sit down, reflect on that and decide the next step.”
Home draws with Serbia and Macedonia respectively in the opening two matches set the tone for the campaign.
The scheduling of both games had been hailed as a success after the group’s six sides thrashed out the fixtures in a tense meeting in Brussels last year.
“I think we're all bitterly disappointed to find ourselves bottom of the group after four games,” he continued. “Looking back to the dates meeting when we set out our fixtures, we were all hoping to get off to a much better start.
“I think we expected a difficult match against Belgium, recognising the quality of their team and how many of them are playing at the very highest levels of the English Premier League.
“Probably the most difficult one to swallow was the match against Wales on Friday night when we were 1-0 up with nine minutes to go and then lost the match 2-1. We were very disappointed indeed.”