Everton boss David Moyes has told the Premier League club that he will wait to see how the January transfer window goes for the Toffees before discussing a new contract.
The 49-year-old has six months left on his current deal but insists that he is comfortable at the club and that he has to access which direction the club are moving in before deciding on his own future.
"I would probably wait until we have got over January and see how things go. I want to see what we're going to do, where the club are looking to move to in the future," Moyes told reporters.
"And that's what I'm really looking for as well. It's probably going to be after the New Year before we speak."
Moyes, who has been with the Merseyside outfit since 2002, admitted that it would be tough to ask a senior manager like Arsene Wenger or Sir Alex Ferguson for advice on his own club.
He added: "It's very hard to go to people to talk to about the job here. I think most people would look and say the Everton job looks as though it is a good job.
"We've got a good team, but what we're looking to do at Everton is see if we can get to the point where it's easy to keep all your good players.
"That obviously means getting to the summit or getting around the summit."