Derby County manager Steve McClaren has ruled himself out of the Newcastle United job.
Premier League outfit Newcastle are looking for a full-time manager following the departure of Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace.
Former England head coach McClaren is reportedly one of the candidates, but the 53-year-old has insisted that he is not thinking about it.
"I've dismissed that link and I'm sticking to that," he told BBC Sport. "We've a job to do here, it's a great club and we're challenging at the top of the Championship, aiming to get into the Premier League.”
McClaren made the comments following Derby’s 1-0 victory over Southport at home in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Reflecting on the match, the Englishman said: "This is the FA Cup and this was always going to be one of those times when the opposition is going to frustrate.
“We weren't positive or smart enough around the box, and the only way we were going to score was through a penalty.
A Chris Martin injury-time penalty proved enough for Derby to get the better of Conference side Southport.