Justin Edinburgh has dismissed joining Pompey as manager.
The Newport County boss was linked with a move to Fratton Park in December before Richie Barker was appointed.
He has no intention of leaving the Exiles now, after Andy Awford was placed in caretaker charge of the Blues.
Edinburgh said: ‘If I didn’t go then (in December) I certainly wouldn’t be going now.
‘There’s an enormous amount of work to be done here. In my two and a half years there’s been unbelievable strides made on and off the pitch.’