London Welsh have insisted former first team coach Martin Jones is still with the club and in talks about taking up an alternative role there.
Welsh moved to clarify their position after suggestions in some publications that Jones had been sacked.
A club spokesman said: "Martin Jones remain an employee of London Welsh and, contrary to reports in some sections of the media, has not been sacked.
"The club are in continued discussions with Martin regarding his future at London Welsh and will not be issuing any further statement on the matter until they are resolved."
However, what is clear is the National One club have now lost three games on the bounce since replacing Jones, who had taken the club to their highest position in years, with Dan Wilson.
But it was Welsh who opened the scoring at home to Cornish Pirates with a penalty try, which Aled Thomas converted.
Despite Thomas adding a penalty and a drop-goal, Welsh side were 22-13 down at the break.
Thomas added a second penalty after the break, then set up Tom Brown for a try before converting it, but Pirates went home with the points after a 38-23 win.