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Sep 29, 2012

Moyes not thinking about new deal

David Moyes insists he is no rush to extend his Everton contract, even though it expires next summer.

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Moyes, who has been the manager at Goodison Park since 2002, has declared his commitment to the club is "total". He has indicated he is likely to discuss a new deal at the end of the season, and would only look to sort things out earlier with chairman Bill Kenwright if he felt the issue was starting to affect his players.

The 49-year-old has declared he is fully focused on trying to maintain Everton's impressive start to the Premier League season and that a new deal has not crossed his mind.

"I feel as though I am happy with the situation," Moyes said in the Daily Telegraph. "The chairman is as well. We talk on the phone every day, so it's nothing that needs to be resolved by any big talks.

"I am heavily concentrating on the team and I personally don't feel the need that we have to sit down and do it. Whatever happens, I'm here until the end of the season anyway. There's no great panic."

But Moyes, who celebrated his tenth anniversary as Everton manager in March, said he would not be holding talks over a deal as long as the eight-year contract handed to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew during the week.

"Clubs need to look for the long term and to see where you are going," he added. "Alan has been there a couple of years and for him to have an eight-year contact is a good message for him and for the Newcastle supporters and the club in general because they know where they are heading.

"Is it something a manager who has been at a club for ten years would do? I'm not quite sure that quite fits the bill. Supporters can become fickle and at times they want a change as well, but my commitment at Everton is total and it always will be. I don't see it as a big problem.

"I'll be asked more questions the longer it goes on, but right now if you asked me if it was even in my head, it's not even crossed my mind."

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