Former Sydney coach Paul Roos has re-affirmed he is not interested in any of the vacant coaching positions, despite being approached by at least one of the clubs without a coach for next season.
Speaking on Tuesday morning, the 2005 premiership coach said he wouldn't be re-entering the fray after spending a year out of coaching since stepping down from his role at the Swans last season.
When asked on Melbourne radio station SEN whether he was interested in the Crows, Demons or Bulldogs, Roos responded with a laugh.
"The Bulldogs I am," he declared.
"The under-16 Bulldogs, they lost in the grand final and I have to re-apply for that job."
"I'm battling to save my own career at the Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs down at Trump Park."
But he was more serious when he admitted at least one of the clubs had made enquiries into his availability next season.
"I'm not going to say who it was," Roos said.
"All clubs, and I think what they do now is, they're all very good at doing their due diligence and finding out and making a phone call and sorting out the candidates."
"And, that's the role they've got to play and I respect (that)."
"I said when they rang, 'it's fine but I'm not interested now'."
"Obviously if I said I was interested I suspect you would then go through the process and you'd do all those sort of things."
Roos may not be in the frame, but rumours have strengthened throughout the week that West Coast assistant Scott Burns may now be headed to Melbourne.
Originally it was thought Burns may be set to return to his native Adelaide to take over at the Crows.
But, with Ross Lyon now apparently staying at St Kilda, reports have indicated he may come to Melbourne, where he will be joined by former Adelaide coach Neil Craig, who will act as a Mark Thompson-style mentor to the rookie coach.
Roos' former sparring partner in the 2005 and 2006 grand finals, West Coast coach John Worsfold, refused to make any comment on these reports when asked on Wednesday.
But the Eagles' coach was adamant the job offers were not distracting Burns from the job at hand as he helps his side prepare for Saturday night's cut-throat semi-final against Carlton.
"I think Burnsy will put the required time into that when he's got some down time," Worsfold said.
"I've got no doubt he's 100 per cent focused and will get the job done for us."
"It would be a big loss but it would be awesome for him if he could get a senior position."