Csaba Laszlo dismissed reports he resigned as Hearts boss after Saturday's defeat to St Johnstone.
"It is okay, I am still here," Laszlo joked when told about the mounting speculation in the aftermath of the Saints clash.
"I am still doing my job and working hard for the Kilmarnock game coming up this weekend.
"It is business as usual as far as I am concerned.
"The most important thing is to look forward and get the results to take us up the table."
Laszlo, who has become increasingly frustrated this season with the tools at his disposal, held a 10-minute discussion with owner Vladimir Romanov over the phone immediately after Saturday's game.
The call made Laszlo late for his post-match press briefing. The club insisted afterwards he has not quit after the rumour mill began.