Adelaide United manager Guillermo Amor has declared there has been no contact between himself and Melbourne City over the club’s vacant coaching role.
The position was left vacant after the surprise resignation of John van’t Schip last week and Amor has been linked with a move to the City group.
Amor’s contract with the Reds is due to expire at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.
But Amor insists he has not spoken to City and is eager to embrace the “challenge” in front of him in Adelaide, starting with City and former assistant Michael Valkanis on Thursday night.
“No, I don’t speak with anyone,” Amor said.
“I’m coach here in Adelaide.
“It is a fantastic group here and this moment is special because the situation is very bad.
“We suffered a lot in every game, we don’t win.
“For me, it’s a very good challenge now, a good challenge for me and a good challenge for the players to win tomorrow and to try to win more games.”
With United still stuck in a rut and at the bottom of the table, their situation worsened at the weekend when they were beaten 2-0 by Melbourne Victory.
During the match, angry fans confronted club directors, prompting something of a war of words between club and supporters.
That storm has since passed, however, and Amor called for a renewed sense of unity, echoing Sergio Cirio’s plea to fans.
“I like the words of (Sergio) Cirio yesterday in the newspaper a lot, his words about this,” Amor added.
“In this moment when things are bad, it’s necessary to together, everybody: the supporters the players, owners, people in the office.”