Mackay focussing on his first season in the top flight.Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has distanced himself from rumours that he will join Everton this summer to replace David Moyes, talkSPORT reports.
The 41-year-old guided the Welsh club to the Premier League after so many near misses and has been mentioned as being in the frame to take over at the Merseyside club alongside the likes of Neil Lennon, Roberto Martinez and Alan Stubbs but he has denied the speculation by insisting that it is just that.
“It’s really just paper talk,” he said. “I’m focussed on what I’m doing at Cardiff. We’ve got a really busy time at the moment in terms of bringing players in, and the next couple of months are crucial for our team in terms of surviving in the Premier League,” he said.
“We need to go up there and give ourselves the best chance. For the last three weeks I’ve been out every day looking at different players. I’m just getting on with my job right now.”
The former Watford boss has been described as one of the best young managers in the country and Everton were thought to be keen on sounding him out as they believed that he would be able to carry on where Moyes had left off.