Patrick Vieira has told New York radio station WNYE he is 'happy' in New York and suggested he is set to remain on that side of the Atlantic, for now.
The former captain was one of Arsene Wenger's greatest signings and in the aftermath of the Arsenal's bosses surprising announcement that he would leave the role at the end of the season had been installed as the early favourite for the role.
However, Vieira, who is currently coaching New York City having previously coached the Man City U23s, suggested now is not the time.
I spent nine years at Arsenal which makes the club really special for me. But that is not enough to coach the team. I am always flattered to hear my name linked with different football clubs. That is good for your ego but at the same time, I am happy here.
We will see what will happen in the next couple of years.
Luis Enrique, Carlo Ancelotti, Joachim Low and Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim have all been suggested as successors, but currently, the favourite is Celtic boss Brendan Rogers. Another name that has been mentioned is former player, Mikel Arteta.