Rangers do not intend to speak to Michel Preud'homme about the Ibrox managerial vacancy, Sky Sports News understands.
Reports in the Sunday Mail suggested that the Belgian had already spoken with the Scottish Premiership side, looking for a long-term replacement for Pedro Caixinha after he was sacked last week.
But Sky Sports News understands Rangers are targeting a manager who has a firm knowledge of British football, with their ideal candidate having experience in Scotland.
Preud'homme's agent Ugi Canturk was quoted as saying: "We've had a nice conversation with Rangers and everything is open.
"Michel has been offered a job at Mechelen but that is on hold. We have said that as long as there is no decision yet from Rangers, we don't want to block ourselves.
"Michel is honoured that Rangers would consider him because he sees them as a huge club. They have been down for a few years, but in Europe Rangers are still a big club. So we'll wait to see what they decide.
"The talks were very open. Michel has made it clear to the club he wants to be considered. "He wants the job so if they want him, he will do it."
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes remains the firm favourite to take over at Ibrox but, as yet, there has been no official approach from Rangers for their former player.
Rangers have put no timeframe on an appointment, with director of football Mark Allen leading their recruitment team, Graeme Murty having taken caretaker charge of the team for the second time in the last two seasons on Saturday.
Murty oversaw Rangers' 3-1 win over Hearts on Saturday, which saw him recall and give the captaincy to Kenny Miller, who responded with two goals.