Brawn flattered by McLaren links but his focus is on fishing 30 January, 2014 Ross Brawn has denied reports that he is set to join McLaren as its new Chief Executive in the near future. The British team announced this week that Eric Boullier is switching from Lotus to be the new ‘Racing Director’, but the Frenchman will apparently report to an as-yet unappointed Chief Executive. Brawn, having stepped down at Mercedes, has been mentioned as the obvious candidate. But when asked by Britain’s Sky on Thursday about the McLaren speculation, the Briton responded: “I’m focused on my fishing at the moment – no discussions, no comments. “Come the summer I may take stock and things may change – never say never – but it’s not my plan. Any approaches I’ve had, I have replied with a polite rebuff. “I am very flattered but simply I don’t want to get involved or engaged,” Brawn insisted. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsHonda: We expect points in every race and victoriesLauda: McLaren and Ferrari have sh*t carsMcLaren change stir up Hamilton and Alonso talkMcLaren play down Dennis commentsButton pretty in pink for father JohnButton: The whole McLaren team has to try harderBoullier: Forgive us, be patient, we will be back for sureDennis: Jenson you should be beating KevinBoullier: Works engine deal is key to successMcLaren confirm Prodromou to join in September sarahsdadjeff Nice Fish Ross. Matthew The man deserves some time off. Hugo He should take Bernie’s place. Bernie is involved in all sorts of fishy stuff, so it would be a nice way to keep the momentum for Ross. WestMcLarenMercedes He looks happy and deserves a break. Would be nice to see him as team boss of mclaren but let’s leave him be AlsoRan You can bet he’s fishing. Fishing for the best deal possible! Boycottthebull Poor bugger cant even have a quiet fishing trip off in the wilderness without the media chasing him for an interview. Thats the happiest I have ever seen him he is usually looking quite sullen. Stay happy and just fish Ross, you dont need the money or the angst.