Former Cardiff City chief Jones has emerged as one of the early favourites to replace the departed Cotterill, with some stories suggesting that he had attended Pompey's 2-0 victory over Barnsley at Fratton Park on Saturday evening.
However, the 55-year-old has insisted that no contact has been made with the Hampshire-based club.
"I am flattered to be linked with the job but I have had no contact with the club whatsoever," Jones told The News.
"That is all I want to say really. But it definitely wasn't me seen at Fratton Park on Saturday. I feel sorry for the fella if he looked like me."