Tommy Wright is “flattered” to be linked with the vacant manager’s job at Rangers.
But the St Johnstone boss won’t let the speculation by the media, fans and bookmakers distract him from his work at McDiarmid Park.
“There has been speculation about the Rangers job and I take that as a compliment,” Wright said.
“If I am being mentioned for the job along with guys of the calibre of Alex McLeish, Frank de Boer and Derek McInnes then it shows we’re doing something right here.
“If people think I should be in the frame for a job the size and history of Rangers then you have to be flattered by that.
“It says a lot about the job have been doing here at St Johnstone over the last four years.
“But it is pure speculation, I’m flattered by it but I’m very much the manager here and I’m focused on that.”
On Mark Warburton’s departure from Rangers and Scottish football, the Northern Irishman added: “We are a small band. There are only 12 of us in the top league and 42 across the country.
“It’s never nice when anyone loses their job and it was a surprise.
“Mark was always very approachable and I’d known Davie Weir from over the years.
“So it’s never nice to see anyone go.”