Mick McCarthy has said that he has had no approach from the FAI in relation to the vacant Republic of Ireland manager’s job.
However, he has refused to dampen speculation linking him to manager’s job.
The Ipswich Town boss has been heavily linked with the vacant position as Republic of Ireland manager this week. He previously held the role for six years between 1996 and 2002.
Although Martin O’Neill was the early front runner for the position, McCarthy has subsequently been installed as the bookie’s favourite for the position.
At today’s Ipswich Town press conference, he was asked whether he had been contacted by the FAI, he said: “No, I haven’t, no.”
“I think if anybody wants to ask me the question then they should ask Marcus Evans first because I’m under contract here until June 2015.”
He refused to rue himself out of the running: “If somebody asks me the question (from the FAI), I tell you what I’ll do – I’ll tell them.”