Everton manager David Moyes has revealed that he could put pen to paper on a new deal at Goodison Park as early as this weekend.
The former Preston North End manager’s future at the Toffees has been the subject of speculation recently, with talks over a new contract at the Merseyside club taking longer than at first expected.
Moyes has always insisted that he would not walk out on the club after six years in charge at Everton, despite being linked with the job at weekend Premier League opponents Newcastle United, who were reportedly interested in Moyes following the departure of Kevin Keegan.
However, Moyes has revealed that he is due to sign a new contract with Everton, which could even be completed ahead of the visit of the Magpies on Sunday, with the Scot rejecting any talk of quitting.
Moyes said: “No. I don't think there has been any suggestion about that from me or certainly not from anyone I have spoken to.
“I am here and I will sign a new contract with Everton very shortly, maybe even before the weekend.
“Things are with lawyers now and everything might be done before the weekend.”