The Jets have failed to win in their past nine matches and lost their past five, leading to the side slipping into bottom spot and a likely wooden spoon with premiers Sydney FC to come in their final game of the season.

The situation has left Jones in a precarious position, despite having one year to run on his contract.

Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna offered no guarantees to Jones when speaking to NBN News earlier this week and the Newcastle gaffer added he’d received no confirmation from Lee either.

“Not directly, just the directive he’s disappointed with the way the season has finished off,” Jones said.

“They were content and happy when we were in the top six and that was our goal.

“He’d be unhappy as we all are that we’ve not got anything out of the last five games.”

Jones added: “You obviously want to keep your job. I’m not stupid, I know the way the season has finished off is not good.

“But there’s not much more I can do. You do the best you can.

“I can justify position and rationalise why I think I shouldn’t lose my job, but is it my place to defend myself.”

Jones took on the Jets role on the eve of the 2016/17 season following Scott Miller’s controversial sacking in September.

With that in mind, Jones inherited a squad but the Jets have already been recruiting for 2017/18 with Daniel Georgievski, Kosta Petratos and Mario Shabow confirmed.

Jones confirmed that Lee had promised to spend more money on the playing squad with speculation foreigners Fahid Ben Khalfallah and Roy O’Donovan could also join.

Whether or not Jones remains in the role, he has played a part in the recruitment and planning for next term.

“We need to spend money,” Jones said. “We’re trying to bolster the squad, we’ve already got Georgievski and some young boys.

“We’ve got other signings who are imminent. They’re ones who can strengthen the squad.

“On paper it gives us a better chance of making the top six.”