Swansea’s Michael Laudrup and Cardiff boss Malky Mackay have played down being linked to the Everton job to replace David Moyes.
Both managers are thought to be in Everton’s radar to replace Moyes, who will take over as Manchester United manager from July.
Blues owner Bill Kenwright says he will take his time to find a suitable replacement for Moyes but several big names are thought to be in the frame, including Swansea boss Laudrup and Cardiff’s Mackay.
Both managers have had impressive seasons, Laudrup leading the Swans to Capital One Cup glory and Mackay securing the Championship title with the Bluebirds.
However, the pair have insisted they want to continue the good work they have each done at their respective clubs next term.
Laudrup, 48, said: “It’s always flattering when you’re being connected with clubs. After a great season with Swansea, we know have a very important next year.”
Mackay, meanwhile, admitted it was nice to be linked but is looking forward to the challenge of being in charge of Cardiff in the top flight.
“It’s certainly very flattering to be linked to such a job like that but I’ve got something that we’ve built and we’re really looking forward to coming into the Premier League,” he said.
“I’ve got an awful lot of hard work over the summer.”
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