ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: Michael Voss midfield manager of the Power looks on during the round 21 AFL match between Port Adelaide Power and the Collingwood Magpies at Adelaide Oval on August 13, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide assistant Michael Voss has spoken out on the reports that have linked him to the North Melbourne senior coaching position for 2021.

Kangaroos coach Rhyce Shaw has stepped away from his role due to personal reasons, with many believing it will be unlikely that he returns to his post in 2021.

Voss’ name has been thrown into contention for the position, but the former Lions coach played down the reports, suggesting he hadn’t looked into it.

“From my perspective, I’ve been working with Chris (Davies) and Ken (Hinkley) about what next year looks like for me and we’re working through the details of what that looks like. From my point of view, it’s Port Adelaide,” Voss said on SEN SA’s Kymbo and The Rooch. 

“I love what I do here, I love the role that I’ve played this year and I’ve really enjoyed working with the players and what I do in that space so we’ll continue to do that.

“I think the big thing here is that whenever you announce you want to be a senior coach I think most people think that means tomorrow.

“I think we all have ambitions; I don’t think there’d be too many coaches out there right now that wouldn’t take the opportunity of being a senior coach in the right circumstances.

“For me, that has been stated well and truly, I don’t think I need to repeat myself in that area again.

“But that doesn’t mean it’s tomorrow and there’s a lot to consider to be able to try and take a step like that.”

The Brisbane champion returned to the Lions as senior coach between 2009 and 2013 before signing with Port Adelaide.