Fermanagh manager Ryan McMenamin and his Antrim counterpart Lenny Harbinson have thrown doubt on their futures in the roles.
Both sides were knocked out of the Ulster Championship over the weekend after enduring difficult league campaigns.
Fermanagh were competitive for 40 minutes against Down until they conceded a goal. Thereafter their challenge fell away badly.
Asked if he was already thinking in terms of the 2021 season, McMenamin stated, "I don't know. I mightn't be here next year so I will have to sit and chat with Greg (Kelly, county Chairman).
"It's one of those things. We knew we were trying to blood a lot of young boys this year and we discussed with the county board it was the time to do it."
He continued: "But it was probably disjointed the whole year. It's something me and Paul (McIver, selector) were chatting about from even pre-Covid. It was very disjointed and we never really got the players we wanted on the pitch.
"It is very hard, county football. A dog eat dog game and you have to put the work in behind the scenes. Skills work in. People think you get judged on the 70 minutes but there is a lot of work that goes on behind it.
"Players have to ask themselves if they are happy to sit on a 26 or a 32 panel, or happy to go through the motions. A small county or not, you want the best players, but you want the players who want to be there and are going to put in the work."
McMenamin added: "The season starts in six weeks. It is great to be playing football.
"Down, Paddy is in his second year, he has them going well. We had 70 minutes to beat them and didn't beat them, so that's it."
Saffrons boss Harbinson was in similar sanguine mood in Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday after watching his own sides' challenge fall away in the final quarter.
Asked if he wishes to remain in the role after three seasons, he answered: "Right here now in this moment, I don't know is the honest answer. Management in football is a bit of madness associated to it in county football.
"That madness is elevated because there are so many moving parts.
"Some moving parts I am control of, and a lot you are not in control of. So that adds to the madness around it.
"Do I want to get on that carousel again, that madness? I am not sure."
Fermanagh had a high-profile breakout of coronavirus infections that left McMenamin with only 11 players available to train at one stage.
They were unlucky not to get something out of the last two league games against Clare and Laois but their panel was stretched going into Championship, down eight players who had played in the last Championship game against Monaghan.
If McMenamin returns, there is a chance he could get 2018 All-Star nominee Che Cullen back, as he works in Budapest but had been commuting to play in recent years, along with his twin brother Lee who is travelling in Australia.
Then, there are a number of options from the St Michael's Hogan Cup winning team he could call in.
"You always have to look at it, see where we are going," McMenamin continued.
"To me, the squad is there and the potential is there. Again, it works two ways, if the players want you, there is no point being there if the players don't want you. No point being there if the county board don't want you.
"We will go away and review it. You give the boys their time, we will get over and if we are back, we would like to be back in a couple of weeks."