Everton manager David Moyes has said that he is likely to wait until the summer before deciding on whether to commit his future to the club. The Scotsman is out of contract at the end of the season and doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to put pen-to-paper.
He has been at the club for nearly eleven years now and has consistently delivered finishes in the top eight of the Premier League since 2005.
Moyes is only behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger when it comes to time spent at a club and perhaps he is feeling as though there isn’t a lot more he can do on Merseyside.
He said: “I want to see how we do in the cups, I want to see how we do in the league, and it’s more than likely I won’t make a decision until the end of the season.
“I’ll give as much as I can, but I’ve said – and I’ve spoken with the chairman – that I want to see how the team does.”
This doesn’t seem to be a big sign that he might be leaving, instead, he wants to think about things at the end of the campaign and won’t be rushed into a decision during the middle of a season.
At this time of year, the fixtures are coming thick and fast and it is tough for a manager to think about anything other than where the next three points are coming from.
If Moyes did chose to leave Everton, it would come as a massive shock and the only way you can see him not signing a contract is if the Toffees don’t quality for Europe or win the FA Cup. If they manage one of these, you would expect him to stay.
If the 49-year-old chose not to sign a new deal, it would be difficult to see where he could go.
The only club bigger than Everton that could be looking for a new manager in the summer is Chelsea as Rafael Benitez isn’t likely to get the job on a full-time basis.
With Moyes’ philosophies and the way that Abramovich likes to operate though, a move to Stamford Bridge might not be the best one for the Everton boss.
One thing is for sure, fans at Goodison Park will be desperate for the man in charge of the club to spend a few more years with them.