Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler has dismissed speculation that former Gills favourite Iffy Onuora could return to the club as his assistant.
Hessenthaler is trying to find a replacement for Ian Hendon, who left to take up a coaching role at West Ham.
Onuora - who made 85 appearances for the Gills, plus a spell as caretaker manager - was spotted at Monday's 1-1 friendly draw with Braintree Town.
But Hessenthaler says Onuora had simply brought a trialist to see him.
He told BBC Radio Kent: "He brought a lad in on trial and we had a look at him.
"That was all - it wasn't about Iffy coming back to the club. We are obviously looking to replace Ian at some stage.
"Iffy and I speak a lot - he's been out in Ethiopia managing the national team but he's back now and he brought a player along for a trial. There's nothing more in it that that.
"He hasn't applied for the job, and he hasn't even spoken to me about the job."
He added: "Nicky Southall has done ever so well, but we do need another coach at the football club.
"I've spoken to a couple of people. My phone's been like a hotline really and there have been some interesting people to talk to so we've just got to sit down and resolve the situation."