Chairman: Moyes Stays
Bill Kenwright dismisses talk linking boss with a switch to Man Utd.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has dismissed paper talk linking David Moyes with a future switch to Manchester United.
Several papers have touted Moyes as the natural successor to current United chief Sir Alex Ferguson.
But Mr Kenwright explained why he was confident Moyes would remain with Everton for many seasons to come.
"David Moyes has achieved a miracle this season with a fantastic squad who have been like rubber balls - they keep bouncing back," the chairman told evertonTV.
"It is laughable to suggest that David is going anywhere. David has just signed a new long-term contract. Is he the kind of man who would do that if he is not going to stay here?
"But apart from that, he is now an Evertonian. People know him, they talk to him and they know he is Everton through and through."
Mr Kenwright also revealed his daily quest for new investment is being hindered by the credit crunch.
The chairman has stated on numerous occasions that he would welcome serious interest from potential investors in into the Club.
But he confirmed that no developments were expected in the near future, particularly considering the current economic climate.
"It is an ongoing process - I mean daily, not weekly or monthly," the chairman said.
"Unfortunately, since last year, there has been an economic climate out there that is making investment incredibly difficult."
As the summer transfer window approaches, Mr Kenwright is fully aware that the focus will be on Everton's potential spending power.
"We do have to rely on guarantees from directors and the bank manager at the moment but I am out there looking and it is important because the transfer windows get more and more difficult," he explained.
"We have managed over the last four years to break our transfer record every season, but it's not easy and I just hope we find some investment for David Moyes soon.
"There is nothing in the pipeline; I heard there was going to be an announcement before the final - there is nothing in the offing but I am really working hard to get some money into this football Club."
The extended interview is available to view on evertonTV from Tuesday evening.