David Moyes has dismissed suggestions he is contemplating stepping down as manager of Everton, with the Scot claiming he is not one to walk away from a challenge.
Everton have been hamstrung by a lack of money and are facing a battle towards the foot of the table this season, having punched above their financial might for a number of years. It has been claimed Moyes has grown frustrated by his lack of spending power and although that may be the case, he is not planning to leave Goodison Park.
"Maybe the rumours start because I've been here that long," Moyes, who has been at Goodison Park since 2002, said. "Maybe people think that's what you do when you've been at a club that long. But I don't feel that way. Obviously you all know that I would like us to keep progressing and moving on. That's big for me and really important for me.
"But the rumours are complete nonsense. I don't know where they've come from. I don't do the internet so I only hear about them when you people tell me. But genuinely I can tell you there's not a chance.
"I'm driven because I want to succeed. Maybe a little bit of it is where I come from. When you're out against the wall you have to find a way of fighting back.
"I'm too big a football man (to walk away). Folks see me at games and I'm at games because I'm a football supporter as well. I like watching football. It's a hobby as well as a job.
"I hope the solution to what we need to do is not too far away. I hope that. There's no guarantee but I hope we can find solutions because we've done terrific."