EVERTON’S Phil Neville has admitted he’s facing a dilemma over his own future.
The Blues captain, now 36, is out of contract in the summer.
Talks have not yet been planned about an extension – even though Neville has started 20 matches already this season – and that’s just the way he wants it.
"I’m quite relaxed about the situation," said Neville said: "I spoke to the manager before Christmas and he asked me what I wanted to do.
"And I said I wanted to speak probably more towards the end of the season. I think I’m a year older than Sylvain Distin (who has just signed a year’s extension).
"When I spoke to the boss I’d just come out from having my knee operation and I think it’s sensible at my age to see how the body is, see how my situation is within the club and at the end of the day ask ‘Do I still retain the hunger and the determination and, more importantly, am I still having a positive effect on the team?’"