Graeme Souness has ruled himself out of the reckoning to be the next manager of Blackburn Rovers, with Sam Allardyce now the favourite to take the Ewood Park job.
Morning press reports had suggested that Souness was being lined up for a second spell in charge at Rovers, but the Scotsman has distanced himself from such talk.
He told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "I'm afraid you're talking to the wrong man. I don't know anything and have had no contact at all with Blackburn Rovers.
"It doesn't surprise me to see my name in there, but I'm not your man, I can definitely say that."
Rovers chairman John Williams has already made it clear that he is keen to find a successor to Paul Ince as quickly as possible.
Williams said: "I do have an idea of who I want to come in and we'll be working to try and make that happen over the next couple of days.
"Hopefully we'll have someone in by the weekend, but there are no guarantees. We have to make sure we get the right man now.
"You can't underestimate how much of a boost a presence could have on Saturday for what's an absolutely mammoth game."