Blackburn Rovers' global adviser, Shebby Singh, has been coy over reports of an approach for Tim Sherwood to be the club's new boss.
Championship side Blackburn, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, are seeking a new permanent manager after parting company with Steve Kean last month.
Eric Black is currently in caretaker charge of Rovers, who have been linked with a number of coaches to fill their vacant position, including Tottenham's Sherwood.
Alan Shearer and Roy Keane have also been mooted as candidates for the post, but Singh has refused to be drawn on specific names, although he did hint that talks are imminent.
Singh told ESPN: "It is certainly not true to say that I have already approached Spurs a week or so ago and been turned down. I haven't spoken to anyone as yet. Whether I do plan to talk to Spurs... no comment.
"The process is that we have been inundated with applications. There were quite a few and, by the time I get to my office, I would expect there would be even more arriving today.
"We need to sit down today and go through all the names to draw up a shortlist and then start approaching some people we would like to interview.
"Of course I have my own thoughts, but we have had far more applications than we anticipated so we have a lot to think about, and as the position is so important we don't plan to be rushed into any decision."