Moyes poised to sign new deal

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Everton manager David Moyes will finally sign his much-awaited contract extension over the next 48 hours.

The Toffees' dismal start to the season, which has seen them dumped out of both the Carling Cup and UEFA Cup, has been compounded by Moyes' refusal to sign a new contract at Goodison Park despite months of discussions.

But the Scot said on Friday: "I have always said I am staying put. It may not be signed today but it certainly will be in the next few days."

He added: "The lawyers are working through things just now and over the next day or two, and maybe before the weekend, I will be able to say I have signed at Everton."

Moyes vehemently denied the recent reports that senior players argued with him about his future following last week's dire 2-0 defeat to local rivals Liverpool.

It has been suggested that Moyes was questioned by members of his squad over his reluctance to sign a new contract but the manager rejected such claims and said he did not believe the issue had affected his team.

"When footballers cross the line it doesn't affect them, it is 11 v 11 and I have already been saying that my future is at Everton and this is where I want to be," he said.

"People who write or talk about it don't understand if that's what they think players do.

"All it does is give talk or credence to why we are not doing well.

"The reason we are not doing well is because we are not playing well enough and my job is to make us do better."

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