The Football Association insists that no approaches have been made to any potential candidates to become the next England coach.
Fabio Capello’s resignation earlier this month, following the decision to strip the captaincy from John Terry, has left the FA looking for a manager to lead England into Euro 2012 and beyond.
Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce is in caretaker charge for Wednesday’s friendly against the Netherlands and has expressed his interest in taking the team to the European Championship.
Harry Redknapp is the overwhelming favorite to succeed Capello, but the Tottenham boss confirmed last week that he has yet to speak to anyone regarding the position.
FA chairman David Bernstein, general secretary Alex Horne, Club England managing director Adrian Bevington and director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking have been charged with the task of identifying Capello’s replacement.
Bevington has confirmed there have been internal discussions regarding the situation, however, he stressed no talks have been held with possible contenders for the role.
"It is important to stress that, while there have been numerous conversations internally involving FA chairman David Bernstein, Alex Horne, Sir Trevor Brooking and myself, the board have mandated us to report back to them with a recommendation," Bevington told Sky Sports News.
"We haven’t, let’s be clear, spoken to any external bodies about this, as far as any club or any individual, and no approaches or conversations have been made."
Redknapp has previously suggested that the FA should wait until the end of the Premier League season before making a decision regarding Capello’s successor.
Following the friendly with the Dutch at Wembley, England are not in action again for three months and Brooking is not concerned if the appointment is made closer to Euro 2012.
Brooking said: "There’s no need to rush into it because we have got a bit of time now before the end of the season.
"Whoever takes them in the summer, the players are of such a quality that they could come in really late and gel them into a good unit so, as I say, let’s see how we go."