Steve Bruce has played down speculation linking him with the vacant manager's job at Newcastle.
The 58-year-old Sheffield Wednesday boss found himself installed as the latest bookmakers' favourite - some even suspended betting - to replace Rafael Benitez on Tuesday as it emerged that the Magpies are considering him among a series of candidates for the post.
Asked about the rumours at the Owls' Portugal pre-season training base, Corbridge-born Bruce told the Sheffield Star: "It's news to me.
"God only knows what happened on Tuesday afternoon. There seemed to be an upsurge [in the betting] from somewhere.
"John Terry was favourite yesterday. It was Mikel Arteta the day before, so who knows?
"As far as I am concerned, I am here, I am going home tomorrow and looking forward to walking the dog."