Olyroos boss Josep Gombau has ruled out taking the reigns at Melbourne City next A-League season.
The City job will soon be vacant, with interim manager Michael Valkanis likely to step back as an assistant.
The role was left empty after John van’t Schip left the club mid-season for family reasons.
Gombau, who spent two years in charge of Adelaide United, is one candidate to be linked to the role as well as former assistant and now permanent Reds boss Gui Amor.
Speaking exclusively on Friday’s Daily Football Show, Gombau hosed down rumours, insisting “there is nothing there”.
“I think I have to do my job as under-23 national team coach, this is what I am concentrating on 100%,” Gombau said.
“At this moment this is my job (Australia under-23s) and this is what I am thinking. I know some people are asking, but there is nothing there.
“I think it is a big job and a big challenge and originally, I came here to try to bring the national team to the Olympics. This is a big challenge, a big goal.
“I want people to be proud of this.”