Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay claims reports suggesting Roberto Di Matteo is resigned to missing out on the Blues job are 'absolute speculation'.
It was claimed that the current occupant of the Stamford Bridge hot-seat has struggled to make contact with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy in recent weeks, preventing him from discussing plans for the future.
As a result, he was said to have begrudgingly accepted that his interim appointment as boss would not be made permanent.
Gourlay has sought to rubbish the rumours, with the Chelsea board having made it clear that they will wait until after the UEFA Champions League final on 19th May before discussing the managerial situation.
"Absolute speculation," he told Sky Sports News HD on the Di Matteo reports.
"Everyone on the board is available. I'm down the training ground two days a week, I travel everywhere with the club, as does the chairman and other members of the board. One thing we do do is make ourselves approachable to these guys at all levels.
"It's pure speculation. I'm not sure where it came from and we have just got to keep focused on the big game next week and not let off-field matters start to get in the way. These guys are very, very professional, as is Robbie, and we won't let these things get in our way."
Gourlay is reluctant to speculate on what course of action Chelsea will take this summer, but he admits to having been impressed by Di Matteo since he inherited the reins from the ousted Andre Villas-Boas on 4th March.
"Roberto, since he came in at the end of February/March, has done a very, very good job," he said.
"The team have done very, very well as well and the performances have improved. The results have improved and we have played our way back into contention for the Champions League and we have won the FA Cup.
"Robbie knew the situation in March, he knew the objectives, we wanted to get to the end of the season and we said we would sit down. We have been very consistent with that all the way through. Robbie knows the situation and we will sit down at the end of the season in just over a week's time."