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Pienaar keen to remain with Everton

Steven Pienaar has no plans to leave Everton as he focuses on keeping fit for the new campaign. "I'm definitely staying," Pienaar, who anticipates no summer transfer activity, told Sport24. "My goals are to stay fit and feature in as many games as possible."

When quizzed over a return to his home country, the South African, who started his career at Ajax Cape Town, said: "It's not something that I have really thought about, so I will see what the future holds."

Pienaar admits he was shocked to see former Goodison Park manager David Moyes sacked by Manchester United after less than a season in charge.

"I was very surprised," he added. "He needed more time to implement his ideas.

"It's the nature of the game these days, there is little time for managers at football teams now, they have to hit the ground running."

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