DAVID MOYES will hope he is pressing the right buttons with the decision to delay talks on his future until the end of the season.
Moyes doesn’t want speculation to detract from Everton’s on-field efforts and he’s right to do that.
But, as Phil Jagielka stated at the weekend, I don’t think it will have any bearing on the desire of his players.
Moyes will have known this. He knows all about the character of his players and he’ll have known how they would react.
I can tell you now that players primarily are playing for themselves. Not the manager. Not even the fans, although they all come close.
That’s the nature of the business. It’s the nature of any business. And Moyes wouldn’t have bought into the sentiment of players wanting to win the FA Cup for him.
Why would he? After all, he wants to win silverware for himself. Even Sir Alex Ferguson has always wanted to win trophies for himself to show he is the best manager there is.
I do think there’s a real possibility Moyes could go in the summer – provided there is somewhere else worthwhile to go, of course.
It’s got to the stage where every season is Groundhog Day for him. I’ve always said he is as good a manager as any with the resources he has had at his disposal.