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The future of the Everton manager, David Moyes, has come under intense speculation due to the Scots the season to sign a new deal until the end of the season. Moyes has been at the club for more than a decade, but his hands have been tied severely in the last few years due to the financial constraints of the club. Now, the former Preston North End manager has revealed that he will be making a decision on his future depending on the transfer budget of the club in the summer.
Moyes has revealed that he has been speaking with the chairman Bill Kenwright for the last few months regarding the money that he will have at his disposal in the summer. However, he is yet to be given a breakdown of the budget, although Kenwright is thought to have given him a strong indication of the same. Moyes has said that he will always have the club’s interests in his mind before taking a decision. Hence, fans should not be questioning his stance when it comes to signing a new contract. Moyes was recently booed by his own fans after the 3-1 defeat against Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
The 49-year-old has pointed out to the passion that he showed against Manchester City as an indication that he cares for the club. “I think we are making progress. What I mean is, I’m waiting on some information coming back to me and we’ll talk again when we get all that information. I’ve been given some indication of budget, but I’ve not been given the breakdown of it. I’ve been speaking to the chairman for three or four months, it’s been moving along, and all the things I’m doing are for the best of Everton,” said Moyes ahead of the Premier league weekend.
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The Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has revealed that the players received a rollicking from the manager during the halftime of the Brentford match. Chelsea could only manage a 2-2 draw with the lower league opposition Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup. However, things could have easily gone wrong for the manager Benitez, who has come under criticism from the fans, given that Chelsea were losing at half-time. Benitez made the substitution during the half-time break by bringing on Juan Mata in place of the German Marko Marin. The team then managed to equalise the match 2-2 and take the game into a replay that will take place at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea began the season with the opportunity to win seven different trophies, but they have been knocked out in five competitions already. Only the FA Cup and the Europa league remain the possibilities for winning the title season. Hence, Chelsea are taking the FA Cup extremely seriously, but they were put under a lot of pressure by the lower league opposition who were able to take advantage of the home support. The defender Cahill acknowledged that the players did not perform up to their standards in the first half, but a rollicking from the manager during halftime helped them improve in the second half.
“There is a lot of pressure from the fans but we needed to just try to do the job. In the end, we grafted it out on a horrible day and we now need to show our quality at home. It was the character we needed to dig in and just get the result we needed. Obviously, we wanted the win but at least we have taken it back to the Bridge and hopefully we can finish the job there,” said Gary Cahill.
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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that he is extremely happy with the year that is about to finish. The 2012 year will certainly be special for Celtic due to a number of reasons. Not only have they managed to win the league title ahead of their arch rivals Rangers – who have since been relegated to the potency of Scottish football – but they have also have had famous victories against the likes of Barcelona. Celtic have also managed to make it into the last 16 stage of the Champions League at a time when they were not given a chance by many.
For the manager Neil Lennon, the year 2012 will also be extremely special because he managed to win his 100th game as a manager in recent victory over Hearts. Celtic will be playing against Hibernian in the final game of 2012. The Celtic manager has also said that he will be looking to give his team in double figures advantage in the title race if the results go their way in the final matches of the next week. After the match against Motherwell, the club will be having a slight break in the fixture schedule, but Lennon revealed that he will be utilising it to watch other players.
“No. January’s coming and I’ll be away watching players. I’m hoping to get a week away with the family but even then I might have to go and watch games while I’m away. Even when you’re on holiday, the chief executive rings every day – ‘What about this player? What about that player? Can we get this contract signed?’ Maybe what I’ve got to learn is how to deconstruct the week a little bit better,” said the Celtic manager, whose team have 43 points from the 21 matches played so far.
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