Sydney Roosters have issued a statement in an attempt to quell "the unfair speculation" on who will become coach at the club following the departure of Ricky Stuart.
Among other names that have been suggested is St Helens boss Daniel Anderson, who coached the Saints to the Powergen Challenge Cup on Saturday and has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Roosters.
But the club denies any connection, saying that the speculation in the media is unfair and no short-list of candidates has yet been drawn up
"This statement is being issued to stem the unfair speculation which has seen the media name a variety of candidates, at a time when no short list has been drawn up and the recommended structure has not been ratified" reads the statement.
"The club has no further comment and will not be making one until the coaching position is finalised, which is anticipated to be at the end of September."
Sydney have announced the appointment of a sub-committee to identify possible candidates and decide on the best coaching system for next season.
The statement read: "The Sydney Roosters Board of Directors has appointed a sub-committee to identify all options for a new 1st grade coach and the best coaching structure for the 2007 season.
"The sub-committee will investigate international and local coaching models to ensure the best fit for the club as it enters its 100th season next year."