Moyes dismisses contract concerns as he focuses on bolstering Everton squad

The Scot has just one year remaining on his current deal, but he is more concerned with improving the Toffees playing staff than safeguarding his own future at Goodison Park

Manager David Moyes has played down concerns regarding his Everton contract, insisting that securing the players’ futures is of more importance.

The Scot, who has been in charge at Goodison Park for 10 years, has just one year left on his current deal and, as yet, has not entered into negotiations over extending his stay.

Moyes has been linked with several vacant managerial posts in the past, most recently the Tottenham job, but the 49-year-old is adamant he is happy on Merseyside and will discuss new terms when appropriate.

"I don't think the manager’s contract is that important, it is more important we get the players sorted," Moyes told Sky Sports.

"It is not desperate. I have a contract here and I am more than happy. It certainly doesn't affect my work.”

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The Toffees boss is refusing to let speculation over his future get in the way of building a competitive squad for next season, and hinted at the possibility of more signings to come.

Moyes signed striker Steven Naismith in midweek, who will be reunited with former Rangers team-mate Nikica Jelavic - with a permanent move for Steven Pienaar also touted.

He added: "I told everyone [at the end of the last season] I was getting on with my job and that is what would be happening and I'm looking forward to adding more to the squad."