Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers does not believe Aaron Ramsey should expect to be consulted over the recruitment of the next Wales manager.
Wales captain Ramsey, 21, said earlier this week he was disappointed that he and other senior players had not been contacted by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) over their search for a successor to Gary Speed, who died in November.
"I do not think they (the players) need to be asked, it's the job of the FAW," said Rodgers.
"Aaron is entitled to have an opinion, he is the captain of his country, but the FAW will make their appointment. My point is I did not know you had to ask a player about an appointment.
"Aaron is a wonderful talent so I am not being derogatory. He gave an opinion and that's credit to him, but I did not know a player had to be asked about an appointment."
Arsenal midfielder Ramsey, who will face Rodgers's Swansea side in Barclays Premier League action on Sunday, had earlier posted on his official Twitter account: "Firstly I would like to clarify my point.
"I used the word disappointed for a reason. We have just lost our manager and leader through a tragedy and not footballing reasons.
"For that reason I would have thought they would have contacted the players to hear what we thought would be the best way forward to continue our recent success on the pitch, in which we have been building for the World Cup qualifiers for the last 11 months with a clear view.
"With regards to being badly advised in my comments, I am a grown man and captain of my country, to which I care deeply about the future of Welsh football. I wasn't advised by anyone and nor would I need to be.
"I gave an honest answer to a specific question and everything I said was done with my best intentions, hence the fact I am willing to stand behind my beliefs and not leave my comments nameless."