This season has been a poor one for Everton, and their abject state was compounded on Saturday with a dire 2-0 loss to rivals Liverpool at ‘fortress’ Goodison. That wasn’t the worst thing to happen to the Toffees on Saturday though, it looks like David Moyes is still no closer to signing his contract, and incredibly only has 9 months left on his current one.
The Times‘ Oliver Kay reveals that after the Merseyside derby, the questions about his unsigned contract were levelled at the Moyesiah, and he admitted that the fact that he hasn’t signed has piled pressure on the team…
“David Moyes was reluctantly holding court on a cramped staircase on the top floor of the Goodison Road stand. With every question, he tried to take a step downwards, as if to indicate that, after another chastening defeat, he was not in a mood to hang around. And then someone asked him if the stalemate over his contract negotiations might be contributing to the uncertainty around Everton at present. To everybody’s surprise, he stopped and replied that, yes, it might well be the case.” (Times)
No one can be sure why Moyes has dug his heels in, but even if the lack of transfer activity was the fault of the board, this is one thing that the Everton boss has total control over. Moyes needs to sort this mess out before the Everton board decide that he’s not worthy of an offer after all….