The ACT Brumbies coach Jake White says he has no ambitions to either take the Wallabies coaching role from Robbie Deans or leapfrog any queue for the role.
White was last week quoted as saying it would be a "dream job" to coach the Wallabies.
However the Springboks' 2007 World Cup winning coach has set the record straight, saying he didn't want to oust Deans and making it plain he wasn't trying to push himself ahead of heir apparent Ewen McKenzie.
Entering the final season of his contract, Deans has been under the pump since the Wallabies bowed out of their 2011 World Cup semi-final, with critics including former Test great David Campese lamenting their often dour play and highlighting losses to Scotland, Samoa, Ireland and a French thumping over the past 18 months.
White is entering his second season with the Brumbies, having turned them around to go within a whisker of the finals last season.