The Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager's stock is high, making it inevitable he will be linked with vacant jobs wherever they are in the country.
In the immediate aftermath of his side's competent win over Kilmarnock that took them back into second place in the SPFL Premiership, Butcher parried questions in a way members of the diplomatic service would have admired. "It's just speculation as far as I am concerned," he said. "It was on the back page of a newspaper so I have to respond to it. No-one within the Inverness board has mentioned it to me."
Butcher, who turned down a move to English Championship club Barnsley last season, went on to speak about how well his side had done not only yesterday but in midweek when they secured a Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final place with an extra-time victory over Dundee United.
Would it be difficult to turn his back on that and head for Easter Road? "I brought all these players here," Butcher said. "At any time it would be hard to leave. This team has a lot in it. We don't know how good we can be, how far we can go or what's at the end of it for us. At this moment in time I'm staying here - that's it,"
Inverness' league form having dipped in recent weeks, Butcher viewed this game as the ideal opportunity to resume normal service, though he may have been a little concerned that the visitors, with two successive wins following a 10-game run without a victory, could prove a handful.
But the hosts did not have to wait long to take the advantage. Aaron Doran's spectacular shot from the edge of the area after six minutes offered cannoned off Kilmarnock full-back Sean Clohessy and into the net for the opening goal, allowing Butcher's side to settle into their familiar attacking pattern.
Aside from what were no more than potential threats from Kris Boyd and Michael Gardyne, Kilmarnock huffed and puffed with nothing to show for it. Doran was at the centre of most of the Inverness attacks. Nick Ross and Marley Watkins did their best to feed Billy McKay but too often saw their manoeuvres break down because of poor decision-making with the final ball, particularly from Ross.
The visitors were powder-puff by comparison and manager Allan Johnston was furious at Jeroen Tesselaar for allowing Graeme Shinnie to cut inside him before dispatching the sweetest of strikes into the far corner of the Kilmarnock net six minutes into the second half.
Serious retaliation did not come from Johnston's side until 16 minutes from the end when Clohessy's free-kick from the right entered an area packed with players. Darren Barr kept his eye on the ball as Boyd headed it on and swept it past everyone, including Inverness goalkeeper Dean Brill, and into the net with 14 minutes remaining.
It gave the visitors a modicum of hope and they increased their energy levels to cause periods of apprehension for the Highlanders, if not a tremendous amount of anxiety.
"I felt we put Inverness under pressure in the second half," Johnston said. "If you do that you'll eventually get a goal and that's what happened. We didn't get going at all in the first half. It was difficult with the conditions and the swirling rain and they pressed us high up and made it difficult for us to get our passing game going."