Welsh rugby club Cardiff have said they are not chasing the coaching services of Rugby World Cup winner Graham Henry.
Henry, who is reportedly not going to re-apply for the All Blacks head coaching role when his contract with the NZRU expires, has been linked to the vacant Cardiff Blues club as speculation about his future grows.
But Cardiff chairman Peter Thomas had told the BBC that having Henry as a head coach at the club is 'not an option.'There has been no discussion whatsoever for Graham Henry to come and coach the Cardiff Blues," Thomas told the BBC.
"I know he is coming to the UK in the near future and I'm sure he'll spend some time in Walesâ€¦ if the opportunity arises I would be delighted for him to visit and have a look at the Cardiff Blues set-up."But there is no thought whatsoever on Graham Henry coming to coach the Cardiff Blues."
Henry has links in Wales after being a former coach of the national side.
He is also reported to be a good friend of Thomas, but he has firmly quashed any speculation about Henry becoming head coach at the club because they 'couldn't afford him.'But there is a chance Henry could become vital in helping another Blues side.
Auckland Blues coach Pat Lam has thrown his support behind the suggestion Henry could play a role with club.
Henry is also a former coach with the Auckland Blues and Lam said he would love the chance to coach with Henry again who has been a terrific mentor as a coach and a player.
Lam told reporters he often meets with Henry for advice anyway, so officially or not, he's involved with the coaching of the side.
He also added that Henry would be embraced in the Blues coaching team in any capacity.But first Henry is heading to London in November to coach the Barbarians in their one-off Test against the Wallabies.