Warren Gatland believes Welsh rugby's political feud could impact on players with Lions ambitions this season.
Wales' four professional regions - Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, the Ospreys and Scarlets - do not plan to release their players until five days before the principality face South Africa on November 8. However, the Welsh Rugby Union has asked the International Rugby Board adjudicate on a matter which has left Gatland angry and frustrated.
He said: "Unfortunately the players and national management have been dragged into non-rugby issues. It is a huge year for the players, in terms of the autumn up against three of the best sides in the world (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia), then the Six Nations and a Lions tour at the end of it."
He added: "If I was some of the players, I would be a little bit concerned that a couple of poor performances in the autumn might have a bearing on the end of the season.
"I think everyone realises that five days' preparation going into an international match these days is not ideal."
Gatland went further still, revealing: "I have questioned my position.
"It has taken the gloss off my position. You just feel frustrated that the two sides can't get together and thrash it out.
"I might have to look at it if this carries on. I have already questioned my position.
"It's no good for anyone if you send out a team that gets well beaten because it is not prepared. There is pressure on performance and results."