Michael Appleton has denied he has held talks with Bolton.
And the Blues boss has also shrugged off links with the Burnley hot-seat left vacant following Eddie Howe’s departure.
Pompey today beat Crewe 2-0 through first-half goals from Wes Thomas and Izale McLeod.
That was enough to lift them into 12th spot in League One to take their recent run to 10 points out of a possible 12.
And afterwards Appleton insisted he had not been in talks over leaving Fratton Park.
He said: ‘I have not spoken to anyone from Bolton and I haven’t talked to Burnley, either.
‘It is nice to be linked because it means you are doing something right.
‘Today I thought we started really well and in the second half were comfortable.
‘Crewe had a lot of possession, which we had expected they would do, but they didn’t trouble our keeper whatsoever.
‘You can see the improvement and we keep moving forwards.’