John McGlynn admits it is an 'honour' to be in contention to be Hearts manager, but is getting on with his job at Raith Rovers.
Hearts have been given permission by Raith to hold talks with McGlynn as the Scottish Cup winners seek a replacement for Paulo Sergio.
McGlynn previously had a spell as caretaker manager at Tynecastle, but is not making assumptions that he will be offered the position.
He said in The Scotsman: "To be in the frame for a job as big as the Hearts one is an honour, and it is good of them to consider me. They have chosen to speak to me, so it's obvious that I am under consideration, but it's not wise to make any assumptions.
"If Hearts decide to go in a different direction then I will continue my work with a great club, Raith Rovers. I'm getting on with my job at Raith Rovers, and that has to be my philosophy.
"I've been in this game long enough to know things can change and, until my name is on a contract which says I am Hearts manager, I will continue my work here."
Meanwhile, Sergio has no regrets about his departure from Hearts, but admits he wanted to stay with the Edinburgh club.
"I think the job wasn't finished," said Sergio. "It was our pleasure to keep doing our job. We would like to do it, but we have to accept and understand what the board is doing for our club.
"For us, people have to understand too, that such a cut in our wage is too much for us.
"We want to do the job, but we have to look to our careers and to our lives too.
"I am very proud to have worked with Hearts and wish them all the best."
Regarding Hearts' approach for McGlynn, he added: "I met McGlynn when I was working last season. If he's the man, I wish him all the best."