Moyes in no rush to leave Everton after Toffees' recent upturn in form
21:30 GMT, 27 April 2012
David Moyes has moved to quell speculation about his future by insisting he will not walk away from Everton this summer to take a break from football.
It had been mooted since Everton lost the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley that Moyes, who last month celebrated his 10th anniversary in charge at Goodison Park, would need to move on and he has been mentioned as being a leading candidate to take over at Tottenham Hotspur, should Harry Redknapp become England manager.
But Moyes, whose side face Fulham this afternoon, says he has no desire to follow Pep Guardiola's example and take a sabbatical, as his enthusiasm for the game and everything that goes with it remains as strong as ever.
No plans: David Moyes is content to remain at Everton
When asked if he would consider walking out on Everton, Moyes said: 'No. That is not my plan and it is not in my thoughts. I will have a chat with the chairman (Bill Kenwright) at the end of the season and we will see where things go. It will just be a chat generally to see where we are.
'I've not come to that point (of needing a break). Nowadays it is a much harder job and there is a level of pressure at every club. It takes a lot of your time up. But I have always enjoyed my work.
'Maybe some day I will come to that point but I don't think I'm there yet. I thrive on the intensity and I don't know what I would be like if I didn't have it.'
Main man: Nikica Jelavic (centre) has impressed since joining from Rangers
Moyes has rediscovered his zest during the second half of the campaign, thanks in the main to the goals of January signing Nikica Jelavic, and Everton will take a significant step towards finishing in the top seven if they can repel Fulham on Saturday.
He said: 'We've now got a forward who can score but maybe we are lacking a bit of creativity. I can see pictures and directions of where we should be going that will probably help us progress again. That's what I will talk to Bill about.'