Everton U21 coach Alan Stubbs is confident they can keep hold of manager David Moyes.
Stubbs believes the club can hold on to the 41-year-old but only if he’s handed the challenge, and the funds, to get Everton into the top-four.
“David Moyes has got his destiny in his own hands,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s done a fantastic job at Everton, just look at what he’s had to spend and where he’s taken the club.
“We are now looked upon as one of the most difficult teams to play against. We have consistently finished in the last five, six, seven years around the top six places, which is an incredible achievement with what we’ve had to spend. When you look at it, you have to say he’s irreplaceable.
“He’s probably looking at his career now though and wondering about the next challenge. If that could be at Everton, and it would mean getting money off the chairman and making them a top four club, then he would definitely stay here, but he is probably asking questions of the chairman.
“He’s in no rush to sign a new deal and that’s probably he most disappointing thing from Everton’s point of view.”