Jim Jefferies is refusing to divulge whether he was interested in succeeding George Burley. Burley was sacked after just 22 months in charge on Monday in the wake of Saturday's demoralising 3-0 friendly defeat in Wales.
The 58-year-old former Falkirk and Hearts boss said: "I've been linked before with the position.
"What I've said many a time when I get linked with a job, whether it's the Scotland job or any other job, I never comment on that.
"The day I'll comment on anything like that is the day I get asked, and then I'll be able to say yes or no."
He added: "I have been linked and (it is) very flattering."
Jefferies expressed sympathy for Burley, who managed only three wins from his 14 games in charge.
"George would try 100 per cent, he's a very passionate man," Jefferies continued.
"Unfortunately for him, it didn't work out and he's had to face the consequences."