It may not have been a definite dismissal, but, Celtic's Brendan Rodgers insists that he is "extremely happy" where he is amid rumours that he is being lined up as the next Arsenal manager.
Having missed the chance to seal a seventh consecutive league title for the club this afternoon at Hibernian, Rodgers alluded to the "three years left on my contract" after Celtic look to secure a double-treble this season.
With surprising honesty, Celtic's largest individual shareholder Dermot Desmond revealed yesterday that he would not stand in Rodgers' way should he be targeted to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
This experience seems to hint at the generally cordial relations the former Liverpool man has with his employers:
The club have been brilliant to me since I came in so I don't think so much about it to be honest.
Suggesting that the Arsenal job is "one where there is always speculation," one gets the impression Rodgers believes he still has work to do in Glasgow.
On the cusp of reasserting their domestic dominance this season, the prospect of taking Celtic beyond their expectations in Europe is surely tempting him to persevere where he is.
Still only 45-years-old, the Northern Irish manager has time on his side yet.