Osman still hopeful Moyes will stay at Everton

The England midfielder has heaped praise on his manager's achievements at Goodison Park over the past decade and believes the club will suffer if he decides to go elsewhere
Everton midfielder Leon Osman insists he remains hopeful manager David Moyes will remain at the club beyond the end of the season.

Speculation has risen over Moyes’ future as a result of the Scot's refusal to begin talks over a new deal until the current campaign has finished.
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His current deal due to expire in the summer, but Osman is keen to see Moyes extend his stay at Goodison Park, citing his achievements since taking over at the club in March 2002.

"In the 10, 11 years he has been here, he has taken us to fighting from relegation every season to the final stages of cup competitions and to the top end of the table, so his record speaks for itself," Osman told Sky Sports.

"[The best thing is] the manner in which he has done it, we will see what happens at the end of the season and hopefully he stays.

"He gave me the chance and my debut and I am still in the team so I am thankful for that."