Eddie Jones will ignore Rugby Football Union (RFU) administrators if his Australia side face England at the World Cup in France this year.
Jones was sacked as England head coach last month and has been replaced by his former assistant Steve Borthwick.
The 62-year-old has not had long to wait for another opportunity, as he was sensationally appointed for a second spell in charge of the Wallabies on Monday.
Jones was given a long-term deal by Rugby Australia to take over from fired New Zealander Dave Rennie.
Australia and the Red Rose could meet at the quarter-final stage of a World Cup that starts on October 8 and Jones will be selective over who he talks to if that showdown comes to fruition.
"I'm not thinking about England," Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"The most important thing is to get Australia playing really well and consistently well.
"If we happen to meet England on the way, well and good. I might have a conversation with some of the players and not with the administration. Then we'll get on with the battle.
"Maybe age helps but once the chapter closes, it closes."