Billy Miller dismissed speculation Tadcaster Albion are on the verge of making Michael Ingham a marquee signing of the summer.
Ingham left York City earlier this week after eight seasons at the club.
Minstermen boss Jackie McNamara confirmed the goalkeeper had agreed to join Albion owners i2i Sports’ coaching set-up.
Albion have been left without a goalkeeper following last season’s stopper Gary Stevens’ decision to join AFC Emley.
However, Miller laughed off suggestions the former Northern Ireland international was heading to the Brewers and insisted he has not held talks with Ingham.
“I’ve never even spoken to Michael,” he told the Wetherby News.
“He is looking to go into the coaching side of the game and the business is ideal for him. But that and the football club is two separate entities.
“At this moment in time there’s no story. Nobody has spoken to him about coming to Tadcaster.”
Richard Cresswell and Jonathan Greening are both involved with i2i Sports having left York last season and the pair have both pulled on the Tad shirt in the last 12 months.
Greening has confirmed his intention to play for the club again this year, while Cresswell’s appearance was a one-off in the NCEL League Cup.
Miller did concede that, should Ingham join the football coaching enterprise, a link-up with Tad was a possibility.
The boss said: “He may come in as a goalkeeping coach, who knows. But we have got a young lad coming in tomorrow to train and if it was a done deal with Michael, I wouldn’t be looking at others.”