Graham Potter, the manager of Brighton, has denied rumors connecting him with Newcastle United.
Should Toon break ways with Steve Bruce as predicted, Potter is one of a handful of possible replacements.
"All it is is opinion," he said. "A lot of it is not true. It's just what it is.
"I feel a little bit for the supporters because they have to read speculation or they have to read false headlines that aren't correct.
"But I think most people understand that's just the world we're in.
"It was probably less than a year ago that there was a lot of the opposite noise around whether you're doing a good job, or whether it's time to move on for me, that type of stuff.
"With football it can change quickly and I don't pay too much attention to the noise from the outside.
"I don't trust the positive noise that much and I don't get too carried away if it's negative.
"Like I said, this time last year - probably even less - I'm answering questions about whether I have the support of the board."