Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli denied any link to Barcelona in relation to their possible interest in appointing him as Luis Enrique's replacement.
Sampaoli had to answer questions about his 'candidacy' on Saturday in his pre-game press conference ahead of Sunday's
Even before Luis Enrique had revealed his decision to leave in June, the Argentine had been linked as a future Barça coach.
And the coach didn't avoid the question on Saturday, saying: "I don't have to renew because I have a contract.
"It's also not true that Barça have shown an interest in me, that I'm in the running or that they have contacted me."
The Sevilla boss also spoke about Monchi's future, with the sporting director wanted by Real Madrid and a number of other clubs.
He added: "I would like Monchi to stay, but it's not a condition for me to stay.
"According to the project Sevilla have, you are either there to help or you're not. I feel useful, loved and respected."