West Ham co-owner David Gold has denied the managerless Hammers have approached Championship outfit Cardiff for their boss Dave Jones.
The Irons sacked Avram Grant after they were relegated from the Barclays Premier League.
However, Gold said on Twitter: "Despite what you may have read in the papers, we have not spoken to Dave Jones."
The 54-year-old former Wolves boss also appeared to rule himself out of the running.
Quoted in the East London Advertiser, Jones said: "I have not had any contact with them over the job.
"I am not prepared to say anything about the vacancy.
"I am still employed by Cardiff City and only thinking of them.
"I will be sitting down with the board at Cardiff and discussing my future with them soon."