Blackburn boss Mark Hughes has moved to play down talk linking him with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham.
Martin Jol was sacked by Spurs on Thursday evening and Hughes has been installed as the bookmakers’ second favourite – behind Sevilla’s Juande Ramos – to replace the Dutchman.
But ahead of Blackburn’s trip to White Hart Lane, the Rovers manager has ruled himself out of contention for the job.
“I’ve seen my name a couple of times linked with it but I just view that as a reflection on the job myself and the staff are doing here, and the players are doing,” Hughes said.
“My interest is solely in Blackburn Rovers.”
Hughes believes Spurs have already made a decision on their next manager, with Ramos tipped to succeed Jol.
He said: “I would suggest any appointment that’s to be made is obviously in place.
“It (the speculation) is an inconvenience when you’re going up against the team that you’re supposedly linked with,” Hughes added. “You can do without that.”