JONATHAN Woodgate insists he has still not been interviewed for the vacant managerial role at Cherries, adding how he has "not a clue" when the board will hire a new permanent boss.

Woodgate has impressed since stepping into the position on an interim basis, following the sacking of Jason Tindall earlier this month.

The 41-year-old has presided over three victories and a draw from his four matches in charge so far, and will take Cherries to QPR in the Championship tomorrow.

Reports this week have strongly linked French footballing icon Thierry Henry with the vacancy.

But Woodgate says he does not know when a new boss will be put in place.

"I have no idea on timeframes, I really don’t," he said.

"I have not a clue on timeframes. My objective is the game on Saturday against QPR. That’s my objective, that’s the only thing I’m thinking about. It’s up to the board when they think it’s right to announce a manager, but I have no idea on that.

"I haven’t been interviewed for the job."

Asked if this run as a caretaker has whetted his appetite to become a permanent manager again after his departure from Middlesbrough last year, Woodgate added: "Listen, you love winning football matches. That’s the biggest thing. When I was told to manage against Rotherham, that was what I was thinking, win the game.

"Like I’m thinking against QPR – win the game. Every manager wants to win as many games as they can. Even when I was a player, in training and in games, you want to win games. So that’s how it is for me."

Quizzed on if he would be okay with taking the team on a game-by-game basis until the end of the season, Woodgate said: "Next game, QPR. Let’s not think what’s going to happen or might not happen.

"Let’s just concentrate on the QPR game and that’s as far as I’m looking. I’m not looking into the future, I’m just looking at the present and that’s QPR tomorrow."

Henry is the latest in a long line of candidates linked with the role in the past fortnight, with the likes of Patrick Vieira, John Terry and David Wagner all among the favourites with the bookmakers.

Asked how important it is to protect his players from all the speculation, Woodgate said: "That’s all they are – rumours. We can just focus on the next game and that’s QPR.

"That’s all the players are looking at and that’s all I’m looking at. Whatever rumours are going about who is going to be the next manager or whatever, we just get on with it and look forward to the next game.

"We honestly don’t know what’s going to happen, so we can’t guess what’s going to happen. We just look forward to the next game and that’s QPR on Saturday. In football it’s a cliché, one game at a time, and that’s exactly what we’re doing."