STEVE McCLAREN has distanced himself from the vacancy at Aston Villa.
The Derby boss has been linked with the post since Paul Lambert was sacked.
McClaren was set to be appointed at Villa in 2011 only for chairman Randy Lerner to change his mind and pick Alex McLeish from rivals Birmingham instead.
The former England boss insisted, with the Rams currently third in the Championship, he is focused on promotion. "I have a job to do here and I'm solely focusing on trying to get Derby into the Premier League."
"We've got a very, very good chance and everything else is speculation. We've got 16 games to go and have a chance of achieving what we want to achieve and I'm not going to walk away from it."