Football Federation Australia has denied reports that Lyon manager Gerard Houllier has been appointed as coach.
Houllier has been linked with the job since Australia’s World Cup demise – when Guus Hiddink also stepped down as coach.
“Contrary to media reports, the FFA has not signed an agreement with Gerard Houllier for the position of head coach,” said an FFA spokesman.
“Talks are continuing with a number of candidates, including Gerard Houllier.”
Houllier led Lyon to the French championship last season, and he has internatiional experience, having led France from 1992-93.
Hiddink’s former assistant manager Graham Arnold will act as caretaker coach until a new coach is appointed.