Bruce Arians does not intend to return as the coach of the Arizona Cardinals next season, multiple sources confirm to ABC15 Sports Director Craig Fouhy.

Fouhy has learned that Arians has told many close to him that he intends to make the 2017 season his last with the Cardinals. Fouhy's sources include two NFL coaches.

Arians has since denied the report, posting directly about it on Twitter.

"Even if it’s true, this is the last thing Arians is going to want to announce right now,” Fouhy said. “I’m not surprised he is denying it. Of course the Cardinals don't want this distraction during the middle of the season. You're seven games into the season with nine games to go. The last thing you want to have to discuss is your coach possibly retiring."

Arians has also refuted the report in a text message to ESPN's Ian Fitzsimmons.

"I don't know who put that out there," Arians told Fitzsimmons. "But that's something I never think about until the end of the season. I'm just focused on being 1-0 this week."