Slaven Bilic has played down speculation linking him to Tottenham, insisting he is solely interested in his current job as coach of the Croatia national team.
The 40-year-old has been touted as a potential replacement for Juande Ramos if the Spaniard is sacked following Spurs’ dismal start to a league season.
“I’ve been linked with many clubs in England and all I can say is that it is flattering,” Bilic told BBC Sport.
“But I have my job with Croatia and that’s all I’m concentrating on.”
Bilic, who last year revealed that he would like to manage in England, has a gowing reputation as one of Europe’s most promising coaches after guiding his country to the quarter-finals of the Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland last summer.
Newspaper reports claim members of the Tottenham squad have been quizzing the club’s two Croatia players, Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka, about the prospects of playing under Bilic.
Spurs record this season of two draws from their opeing eight games has been the worst start in the club’s history. They currently sit bottom of the Premier League, five points adrift of safety.
However, despite the current uncertainty over Ramos’ position, Bilic insists that the players are behind the Spaniard.
“The Tottenham crisis has affected them (Modric and Corluka) but they are behind the manager and I can’t see a problem with them on the pitch,” Bilic told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“It’s hard to believe (Tottenham’s situation) but a lot of good teams have been in the same position.
“When something goes wrong, and then you get injures, red cards and bad luck, it’s frustrating.
“I know the situation they are but I’m sure it is going to get better. It’s a massive club and they are going to come back.”