It perhaps pays testament to the sterling job David Moyes has done with Everton that he is often linked with vacant managerial positions.
Press speculation has suggested that the Scot is one of the leading contenders to succeed Gerard Houllier at Villa Park, but one of Moyes' former charges doesn't believe the 48-year-old would even consider leaving Goodison Park.
Lee Carsley, who was signed by Moyes in 2002, knows how committed his former boss is to the Everton cause and expects him to continue to build on the success achieved during his nine years at the helm.
“I wouldn’t have thought so to be honest,” said Carsley when asked if Moyes would quit Everton. “He’s that determined and focused on doing well for Everton that I wouldn’t have thought he’d be thinking about anything else.
“Having worked with him for so many years I know how dedicated he is to Everton and pushing them on.
“I wouldn’t see the benefit of him leaving Everton, which in my opinion is a bigger club.
“He’s so well thought of at Everton that he’d perhaps find it hard to move to Villa.
“If you were talking about one of the top four clubs then maybe but I wouldn’t see the benefit of him leaving Everton, which in my opinion is a bigger club.”