The FA of Wales have rejected an approach from Hull City to talk to manager Chris Coleman about the vacancy at the KCOM Stadium.
Hull have been searching for a new manager since the departure of Steve Bruce, who stepped down last month over reported concern at a lack of investment, having steered the club back into the Premier League.
Sky in Italy reported on Monday the Tigers had made an approach to Gianfranco Zola and Wales have now confirmed they have denied City permission to talk to Coleman, who signed a new two-year contract in May before leading the country to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.
A statement on the Wales FA’s website read: “The Football Association of Wales can confirm that it has received an official approach from Hull City FC for the services of manager Chris Coleman.
“Following discussions amongst leading figures within the association the approach has been rejected.
“Chris Coleman signed a new two year contract in May 2016 ahead of the UEFA European Championships in France and the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
“Everybody at the FAW are fully focused on the forthcoming World Cup qualifying campaign.”
Wales’ first game on the road to Russia 2018 is against Moldova on September 5, with Hull’s Premier League campaign starting at home to champions Leicester on August 13.