Free agent says speculation is just that ahead of imminent announcement.
Despite being heavily mentioned as the next leader of Scottish rugby, Ewan McKenzie said the only job he’s concerned with is finish off the Queensland Reds season on the right note.
Ahead of the Scottish Rugby’s announcement regarding their head coach next month McKenzie name continues to be mentioned.
McKenzie earlier this year shocked the Reds by saying season 2013 would be his last in charge of the Super 15 champions, saying he was pursuing an international coaching job.
One of three possibilities appeared on McKenzie’s horizon, Scotland, Ireland and the Wallabies.
Ireland quickly fell off the radar when they announced Kiwi Joe Schmidt as their new leader leaving just two possibilities for the Australian.
However, the man himself said he knows nothing about about the rumors and is more concerned about the Reds beating Sharks at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.
“I knew another Aussie (Scott Johnson) had taken over the high-performance role in directing Scottish rugby, but that’s it,” McKenzie said.
Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson has said a coach has been signed but would not be named until he finishes his Super Rugby duties.
While McKenzie is still a candidate, the front-runner is former All Black Todd Blackadder after he experienced Scottish rugby in captaining Edinburgh 10 years ago along with spending time as the national side’s forwards coach.