John Gorman has scotched reports suggesting he could leave Northampton in the lurch to join Carlisle.
Gorman agreed to become Colin Calderwood's replacement as Cobblers boss earlier this month but has yet to formally sign a contract at Sixfields.
Reports in Carlisle have since surfaced suggesting Gorman may return to the club he spent six years with as a player after Paul Simpson quit to join Preston.
But Gorman told the Chronicle: `I don't walk out on clubs, don't worry about that.
`I wouldn't leave to go to Carlisle, but it's nice to be mentioned. I've not signed the contract yet but that's only because the people weren't around to draw up the contract and get it all sorted out.''