Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is confident that manager David Moyes will stay at Goodison Park.
The Scot’s future with the Premier League club is in some doubt, with reports emerging that he has postponed contract talks with the Merseysiders’ hierarchy.
Moyes’ deal with the Toffees expires at the end of the season, and he has been linked with a number of roles at other clubs.
Some have suggested that he could be in line to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, while there is also speculation that he may move abroad in a bid to develop his reputation within European football.
But, Mirallas, who moved to the club from Olympiakos over the summer, wants Moyes to stay put:
“Of course I would be keen if he signed, he showed confidence in me by bringing me to club,” he told Sky Sports.
“He has been Everton for many years and is very popular with the fans, chairman and players and I am sure he will sign, I cannot see why he wouldn’t because of those reasons.”
Everton could only manage a 2-2 draw with Oldham in their FA Cup fifth round tie over the weekend, but Mirallas is hopeful that they can lift the trophy at Wembley, and would sacrifice Champions League football to do so:
“If it was down to me winning a trophy would be great, but Champions League qualification would be fantastic.”