Wayne Bennett insists his position of coaching Brisbane Broncos next season is unchanged and claims there is no conflict of interest in his having signed as South Sydney mentor for the 2020 season.
The 68-year-old, who has won six titles at Brisbane, has vowed to see out his contract at Red Hill before swapping roles with current South Sydney chief Anthony Seibold.
There have been concerns how both clubs could maintain normality before the blockbuster coaching exchange takes effect, with talk rife of an early triggering of the swap.
Seibold has called for clarity on whether he will still be coaching the Rabbitohs in pre-season but Bennett insists he will carry on as usual with the Broncos until told otherwise.
Fresh from steering England to a 2-1 Test series win over New Zealand in the UK, Bennett told Fairfax Media: "I've been committed to staying at the Broncos since day one and nothing has changed.
"I have had no conversation with Brisbane since the presentation night.
"I spoke to the chairman and the CEO that night at the function and I haven't seen or talked to anybody since that day. Nothing has changed from my point of view."
He added: "I can't enlighten anybody at all.
"I've had no conversation with anyone about anything other than the fact I'm here (Brisbane) next year."
On carrying on as Brisbane boss while waiting for his move to a rival club, he added: "It can certainly work for me.
"The players have known since day one that I'm committed to them and the club and the fans."