Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle told reporters in Rochester today he was assured in a phone call by Gov. Andrew Cuomo there is no discussion to oust powerful Speaker Sheldon Silver in place the Irondequoit lawmaker in charge of the chamber.

“I spoke to the governor yesterday,” Morelle said. “He vehemently denies having even made a suggestion there should be a change in leadership. He did what was appropriate which was to stand up and say the speaker is working very hard, we just passed a budget, the third one on time. We have been there’s no question allegations of inpropreities in the Senate.”

He called the idea he would help organize a legislative coup that orginated from the governor’s office “ridiculous.”

Cuomo’s office, too, has stridently denied there’s any attempt to remove Silver from power after almost 20 years in office following the latest string of corruption scandals to hit both houses of the state Legislature.

The Post’s Fred Dicker reported on Monday that Cuomo had discussed over the weekend the possibility of removing Silver from office.

“There’s been no talk about it, there will be no talk about it,” Morelle said. “I won’t be any party to any talk about it and the governor has promised me there hasn’t been any talk of it at all. So I don’t know how much more of a denial than you can get.”

The task is likely a daunting one, considering that installing a speaker from outside of New York City is something Albany hasn’t seen since Republicans controlled the chamber in the pre-Watergate days.

Morelle, who became majority leader in January, is close with the governor. The upstate Democrat endorsed Cuomo’s first, failed bid for governor in 2002.

But Morelle also insisted he’s tight with Silver, too.

“People point out that I’ve got this warm relationship with the governor and that’s true,” Morelle said. “They forget that I’ve been a very, very close friend of the speaker for 22 years and I owe the position of majority leader due to the fact that he asked me to serve.”

Morelle defended the Assembly and the Legislature writ large, saying the corruption cases are isolated.

“These are isolated incidents and those of us who serve in the Legislature, and I think I speak for my colleagues in Rochester and around the state, we’re as troubled as anyone could be about people who in anyway misuse the public trust,” he said. “We’re as concerned and as committed to rooting out people who could sell their office.”

And Morelle would not bite on whether he has any designs on being speaker sometime down the road.

“I’m interested in being majority leader — for more than two months,” he said.