Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that he has not been in contact with Blackburn Rovers with regards the vacant manager's job at Ewood Park.
Solskjaer, who led Norwegian club Molde to the country's league title last season, expressed an interest in the post following the departure of Steve Kean last week.
However, the 39-year-old former Manchester United striker firmly denies having any correspondence with the English Championship club: "It's the same as always - speculation.
"We have gone up this path before and it is only speculation.
"It will happen when it happens, and that I have to pick up the phone to (Molde owner) Kjell Inge Rokke regarding a job offer but I have not spoken to Blackburn as yet.
"I cannot say any more about Blackburn now," added Solskjaer who is one of several candidates for the Lancashire hot seat.
Others include former Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster, ex-Swansea manager Paulo Sousa, former Blackburn captain Garry Flitcroft, Motherwell coach Stuart McCall, Alan Shearer and Roy Keane.
Solskjaer has already turned down the opportunity to manage Premier League Aston Villa with Molde currently on the brink of defending their title.
Rovers' assistant coach Eric Black has been put in temporary charge of the team for the next two games while owners Venky's take time to create a shortlist.
Blackburn's global advisor, Shebby Singh, added: "We have CVs coming in, it is not as bad a club as people make out - there is a lot of interest."