John McGlynn admits he is honoured to be considered for the Hearts managerial vacancy but insists he is making no assumptions about landing the job.
Raith Rovers have granted the Jambos permission to speak to their boss as the Edinburgh club seek to replace Paulo Sergio.
Former Hearts coach and caretaker manager McGlynn says he is taking nothing for granted with other candidates reportedly also being considered.
He said in the Scotsman: "To be in the frame for a job as big as the Hearts one is an honour, and it is good of them to consider me. They have chosen to speak to me, so it's obvious that I am under consideration, but it's not wise to make any assumptions.
"If Hearts decide to go in a different direction then I will continue my work with a great club, Raith Rovers. I'm getting on with my job at Raith Rovers, and that has to be my philosophy.
"I've been in this game long enough to know things can change and, until my name is on a contract which says I am Hearts manager, I will continue my work here."