Nottingham forest boss Steve Cooper trashed the speculations linking it to a summer debut.
Cooper has done an impressive job at City Ground, taking the club under Sky Bet. championship with Premier League Despite having to be promoted and completely rebuild the roster, they have a good chance of continuing their season.
Earlier this week, reports surfaced suggesting that several other clubs were following him, but he insists he is fully committed to that club.
“Nottingham Woods is me and everything I’ve done from the day I came on this job to where we are now,” he said.
“This football club is the only thing that matters in my life apart from my family. I’m there.
“To be honest, I don’t even want to talk about it. I don’t even think any of it is true.
“The most important thing right now – and it has always been – is this football club and trying to win the next game. I don’t want to say any more than that, because in the end it’s about a person.
There is a greater good here and that is the success of the club. It was one episode last year. Now we are trying to throw the next part. That’s the most important thing, to really dedicate yourself to this journey and try to make it a positive journey.
“I am very proud and honored to be here. I’ve never been part of anything together in my life, but I’m just part of it. Let’s continue.”
Having signed a new contract in October, Cooper has always embraced the club’s history and embraced the challenges that previous managers have struggled with.
And he says the club’s success is much more important than his own.
“I felt it from the beginning. Signing the contract is maybe something of a higher profile, but meeting a fan on the street will be just as important to me,” he said.
“I will never worry about my individual situation. I never think of myself. I just don’t know. Our club is about the unity and belonging of everyone.
“It’s not something that crossed my mind. What I do know is how important this club is to me and my family, and how I am responsible for not disappointing anyone.
“Obviously we’re all trying to be successful, but what motivates me is not to disappoint anyone, because everyone inside and outside the club has been very nice to me. You just want to do people a favor.
“I don’t want holidays, I don’t want to spend time living and breathing in Nottingham Woods because that’s how important it is to me.
“Away from my family, it’s the only thing in my life. It’s all I want.