Everton manager David Moyes is out of contract at the end of the season and he has stated that he will put contract talks on hold until the end of the season as he looks to see what progress Everton will make between now and May.
Moyes had previously indicated he would begin discussions with chairman Bill Kenwright over new terms once the January transfer window had closed, but the Everton boss is now prepared to sit and wait until the season has ended.
When asked how talks were developing in Everton’s press conference today, Moyes replied:
“I will give (you) as much as I can.”
“I want to see how the team does in the cups and the leagues. I have always been straight but it is more than likely I won’t make a decision until the end of the season.”
Moyes has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, and if he is stalling on signing a new deal at Everton, he must have some sense about who is interested in hiring him.
Moyes has done a fantastic job in his almost 11 years at Goodison. Since finishing fourth in 2004-05, Everton have secured seven top-eight finishes in the last eight seasons.
Still I can understand his desire to go to a club where he can challenge for trophies and the Champions League every year.
But sometimes the grass it not always greener elsewhere. At Everton Moyes is in total control of the club, similar to how Fergie rules at Man United. Going to a bigger club like Chelsea or Manchester City will mean that Moyes will have to give up some control and power. Is he ready to do that?