Ange Postecoglou insists his focus is on managing Yokohama F Marinos regardless of being in superior talks with Celtic about changing into their new staff boss.
The Glasgow membership shortly turned to the Greece-born Australian after primary goal Eddie Howe rejected the prospect to take over from Neil Lennon.
His swap to Scotland might come early this week, however on Sunday he led his aspect to a 2-1 win over Shimizu S-Pulse.
“Those that know me know my focus is on what’s in entrance of me,” he stated.
Answering a query from Japan Times journalist Dan Orlowitz after the J-League victory, the 55-year-old added: “I’ve understood there’s some hypothesis across the future, however I’ve stopped interested by the what-ifs on this planet a very long time in the past.
“My focus the final couple of days has been on ensuring we play properly.”
The win takes Postecoglou’s aspect into the AFC Champions League spots, 15 factors behind leaders Kawasaki however with three video games in hand.
Nonetheless, he might quickly be in command of a Celtic squad needing to be rebuilt after relinquishing their title and who had Lennon’s former assistant, John Kennedy, as interim boss for the ultimate three months of the season.
In an announcement on Friday, the deposed Scottish champions cited “causes outwith each his and Celtic’s management” for the collapse of the transfer for former Bournemouth supervisor Howe following talks that had begun in early April.
The membership added that that they had spoken to “plenty of candidates” and aimed to nominate a brand new supervisor “very shortly”.
Postecoglu managed Brisbane Roar – the place he received two titles – and Melbourne Victory within the A-League earlier than taking cost of the nationwide staff in 2013.
His four-year tenure included managing Australia on the 2014 World Cup and steering the staff to Asian Cup success a 12 months later – the nation’s first main trophy.
He left after securing qualification for the 2018 World Cup and was appointed at Yokohama in December 2017, with the J League title following in 2019.
Celtic ended this season with no trophy for the primary time since 2010 as their bid for a file tenth consecutive title noticed them end 25 factors behind Rangers.