Wolves manager Mick McCarthy insists he has no intention of becoming the Republic of Ireland boss for a second time.
McCarthy previously managed the Republic from 1996 to 2002, and has been linked with the vacancy left by Steve Staunton's departure.
He said: "I'd be an ideal candidate because I did it for six years with some success. It was a fantastic job and I loved every minute of it.
"For all the grief the FAI gets they let me get on with the job.
"The job's got better in terms of the finance, the training facilities and the support so whoever gets it will be fortunate.
"But I'm not considering it in any shape or form."