Hibernian captain Ian Murray insists the speculation over Colin Calderwood's future has not affected the squad.
Calderwood had been wanted by Nottingham Forest and Birmingham this summer to join the club's backroom staff.
However, Hibs refused and Calderwood remains in charge of Easter Road, not that it has caused problems for the players.
Murray says the squad have worked hard in pre-season and that everyone is focused on having a successful SPL campaign.
"We've not discussed it," he said of Calderwood to Sky Sports News. "We've read and seen stuff, but the manager hasn't spoken to us about it.
"It's been business as usual. We've played our pre-season friendlies with a mixed bag of results. The real deal starts on Sunday and that's what we're concentrating on.
"Winning is a habit and if we can create that right from the off we'll be delighted, equally we don't want to panic if things don't start the way we want. We just need to be level-headed and keep going forward."
Hibs kick off the new season against Celtic on Sunday and Murray is expecting a difficult task against Neil Lennon's side.
"The Celtic game is going to be tough for us. We know that," he continued.
"We're playing against last season's runners-up, so they don't come much harder than that. They are an experienced side with a lot of pace and power, so we have to be ready on Sunday.
"The players have been working hard over the past few weeks since we've been back. It's been like any new season we're ready to go."