AYR United boss Lee Bullen has responded to social media rumours linking him to the vacant Sheffield Wednesday manager's job.

Bullen spent over a decade at the South Yorkshire club, which he first joined as a player in 2004, playing over 100 games there until 2008, when he left for Falkirk.

In 2011 he returned to Hillsborough, where he took up a role as a youth coach.

In 2015, he was promoted to the position of assistant manager, and took up the manager role on a caretaker basis on three occasions until 2020 when a staff restructure moved him to a role as coach of the club's under-23 side.

He would eventually depart the club in January of 2022 - when he first took up the role as boss of The Honest Men.

So it was understandable that, following the sacking of Xisco Muñoz as manager of Sheffield Wednesday, some fans believed that Bullen would be considered as his replacement.

In fact, many bookmakers have Bullen as one of the top five favourites for the role, with Sky Bet listing the current Ayr boss as 12/1 fourth favourite for the job.

However, Bullen rubbished any claims that he would be leaving Somerset Park.

He told the Advertiser: “If it’s on social media it must be true, isn’t it? That’s the way the world works nowadays, is it not?

“There’s no truth in it. I’m comfortable here, I’m happy here.

“I’ve had zero contact so there is nothing happening there.

“I’m just preparing and looking forward to going back to an old haunt of mine at East End Park a week on Saturday.”

German coach Danny Rohl is the current overwhelming favourite to take on the role, and many publications expect the former Southampton assistant and Bayern Munich coach to be appointed in the coming days.