St Mirren have issued a statement from in-demand manager Jack Ross which stresses his focus on his job in Paisley.
The Ladbrokes Championship club have sought to reassure worried supporters by posting a statement from their manager on their website.
It read: “Following speculation regarding my position as the manager of the club, I can confirm that I remain focused on continuing to build on the momentum we created in the second half of last season.
“James (assistant manager Fowler) and I have put in a lot of hard work already and will continue to do so as we strive to prepare a squad capable of challenging in what will be a hugely competitive and demanding Championship.
“It remains my responsibility to reward the loyalty and passion of our supporters with a team which they can be proud of.”
Ross took over at St Mirren in October after leading Alloa to 10 consecutive wins at the start of the season.
The Buddies were bottom without a win in eight matches and they were 11 points adrift from guaranteed safety before the final days of the transfer window, during which Ross reshaped his squad.
They only lost one more league game and eventually finished seventh.
Saints may now have to offer Ross an improved contract to fend off the interest amid claims there is a £20,000 release clause in his current deal.
For more on this, see tonight’s Evening Telegraph.