WALES boss Chris Coleman has dismissed rumours linking him with the vacant Crystal Palace job and insisted he’s fully focused on next month’s crucial World Cup qualifier in Serbia.

Ex-Palace defender Coleman feels he and his players have a point to prove in Belgrade on June 11 after they were beaten 6-1 on their last visit to the country in 2012.

“It wouldn't look very good now if I did jump ship before we go back to Serbia,” said the national manager.

“It would look cowardly because we’re going back to Serbia where I got my backside spanked.

“It is a game I am really looking forward to. I don't know what is going to happen but I am used to the speculation.

“All I am interested in is Wales and Serbia,” he added.

“Then these next two results are huge in terms of what will happen in this campaign.

“I am not ready to say to the FAW and Wales and to my players ‘thanks for that’. I don't think my journey is finished yet. I am not ready to hand this over to someone else, not yet I am not. So I am not thinking about anything else other than Serbia that is for sure.”

On the Palace link, Coleman said: “If you are linked with a club because people are saying you are linked with a club, that is not you actually being targeted by a club.

“If you are targeted by a club that is a whole new ball game. I have had both in the last 12 months.

“All I will say is genuinely I am excited about going to Serbia.

“I don't care what is being written or if I am being linked with this club.

“That is not in my thinking I promise you. All that is in my thinking is Serbia and our preparation and going to [the training camp in] Portugal.

“I am the manager of Wales. I intend to be the manager of Wales for some time to come yet and I am looking forward to the next challenge, which is Serbia.”