Danny Murphy has said that he has received no contact from anybody at Fulham about taking the managerial job at the club.
Felix Magath is under considerable pressure after a dismal start to life in Championship, where they have failed to win in their first six games, and Murphy has been touted as a potential replacement.
The former England international midfielder represented the Cottagers during his playing days and has seen fans support him to takeover from Magath, but he says he has heard nothing from the club.
“I haven’t spoken to anybody yet," Murphy explained to TalkSPORT. "I haven’t had any conversations. I have a deep fondness for the club and never say never about going back.
"Of course I’d love to be involved at some point. But what worries me, whether it was me or anybody else going in, if they do get rid of Felix, is what they are left with because lots of good characters and good leaders have been let go."
Murphy has gone into punditry since retiring from professional football, although he has always spoken of a desire to go into management and his comments don't rule out of possibility of taking charge at Craven Cottage.
If he does take the reins then he will need to realise the enormity of the task that presents itself to him very quickly.
Fulham were widely regarded as one of the favourites to achieve promotion this season, after a big spending summer, but they are yet to click and find themselves in relegation trouble.
Their slide must be arrested sooner rather than later otherwise a poor start will turn into a sustained slump and the atmosphere will only become more frustrated.
It looked as if Fulham had finally done enough to grab their first win of the season last night against Nottingham Forest. Magath's side were 3-2 up as the game entered its closing stages, but ended up on the wrong end of a 5-3 reverse as their porous defence once again proved a problem.
It is a worrying start to the campaign and with a tough fixture against Blackburn up next for the side, it promises to get no easier for the London side.