Moyes ignoring Tottenham speculation and concentrating on Everton

Everton boss David Moyes has ambitions to take the Toffees back into Europe and is ignoring speculation linking him with the vacant manager’s post at Tottenham.
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Everton boss David Moyes has ambitions to take the Toffees back into Europe and is ignoring speculation linking him with the vacant manager’s post at Tottenham.

The Scot, who is out in Poland taking in a few matches at Euro 2012 and checking on potential transfer targets, insists it is business as usual for him.

"All I can say is there has been no contact from Spurs," he said.

"There has been no contact and that is how it is. I'm the Everton manager.

"I'm planning, I'm out here (in Poland) having a look at players, talking to my own players and trying to get on with being manager of Everton.

"Behind the scenes me and Bill (Kenwright, the Everton chairman) are trying to get things moving along."

Everton have not played European football since exiting the Europa League to Sporting Lisbon in February 2010.

"We've now been out of Europe for the last two or three years. A club like Everton need European football," he told talkSPORT.

"It would be a dream to get back into the Champions League - it would be like back to winning the league again - but if it was Europa League we'd take it.

"The target is European football. Stoke and Newcastle have done it in recent seasons.

"At Everton we could make a difference with not too much money.

"I don't think at Everton we necessarily need £40-50 million to spend.

"Give us a bit of money, we will try and make it work, we will turn it around and keep it going.

"What the Everton supporters want is that opportunity to think there is a bit of hope, there is a chance that this is going to get better and keep improving.

"But it is getting harder because of the competition level and the money you have to spend to compete.

"Myself and Bill would love it if we could really have a go and catch some of the clubs above us."

 

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