Karl Robinson has no desire to join Sheffield United, despite being made favourite for the post yesterday (Thursday).
Odds on the Dons boss taking over at Bramall Lane were slashed from 25/1 to 1/5 on Thursday afternoon after some media reported he was in talks with the club.
Although there was never an official approach from Sheffield United, Robinson distanced himself from the rumours, committing his future to MK Dons.
“It was quite surreal,” said Robinson this morning (Friday). “I was on TV on Wednesday evening. I came off and the producer said ‘have you seen the news?’
“There was an article saying I was going to speak to them. The first thing I did was call my agent and ask him what was going on.
“There’s never normally smoke without fire, but we had a conversation, and he knew where I stood.
“There was a picture put on the club’s Twitter feed yesterday, and people were trying to judge by the weather whether it was yesterday or not!
“My agent spoke to the media, and he knows I’ve got a long-term goal that I want to achieve.
“There was never an official approach.
“Something has obviously leaked somewhere, which I’m not happy about, but I can’t control what other people do.”
The 33-year-old admitted though that he was flattered to be linked with the job, but feels he still has a lot to achieve at stadium:mk.
He said: “I’m an honest lad and I don’t want to disrespect anybody.
“I’m so flattered to be linked to a club as big as Sheffield United and it’s what dreams are made of to an extent. But I hope people respect the passion and respect I have for this club.
“I have dreams of achieving what I want here.
“Everyone knows I want to be in the Premier League. Time will only tell, but I want to work for this football club.
“I can’t worry about what’s in the future. I’m 33, I’m still young. I still need the fans and the chairman to support me, I still need my staff, and that will never change.”