Former Coventry coach Steve Williams and Pertemps Bees director of rugby Phil Maynard have scotched rumours that the Welshman could be on his way to Sharmans Cross Road.

Williams, who left Butts Park Arena towards the end of last season to take charge of the lineout at Northampton Saints, will not be returning to Franklin's Gardens next term and had been linked with the forwards coach role with Bees.

But the ex Wales international yesterday denied that any talks had taken place between himself and Maynard and said that there were no plans for any.

"I am not in talks with Bees," Williams said. "I have several options at the moment but I don't know what I am going to do."