Earlier today, reports emerged that Zenit St. Petersburg were on the verge of appointing current Roma boss Luciano Spalletti as their new coach, however, the Italian has poured scorn on such rumours.
The club recently let go of tactician Dick Advocaat, who was eventually going to depart for the Belgian national team in the autumn, but Spalletti has denied he is the next in line at the Russian club.
"Not only do I categorically deny the report, but I also deny any contact," he clarified to Sky Sport 24.
"For all intents and purposes, I am and will remain the coach of Roma."
The former Empoli and Udinese boss currently has a contract with the Italian capital outfit until June 2011. He has been on their bench since 2005, winning two Coppa Italia trophies and one Supercoppa Italiana during his stint at the Stadio Olimpico.
Adam Scime, Goal.com