Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has hinted that David Moyes will succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as the next manager of Manchester United, stating that the 50-year-old "has a right to make his own decisions".
The Scot will replace his compatriot at Old Trafford, with the Toffees lining up a move for Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.
Moyes, who is out of contract this summer, met Kenwright in London on Wednesday. However, while the 67-year-old says he is unaware of any deal between United and Moyes, he concedes that the decision is Moyes' to make.
"I don't know about a deal being done. David had a meeting scheduled with me and we had a good meeting," Kenwright told Sky Sports News. "I think at the end of the day, David's contract is up in six weeks' time and he has a right to make his own decisions. He's served this club wonderfully well and he has a right to make his own decision.
"It's 22:45 BST and you've been waiting for me all day, I really just want to go home now, see the dogs, have a cup of tea and go to bed. I don't know anything about [reports of Moyes leaving]."
Kenwright also confirmed that Moyes would be in charge of the Toffees' Premier League game against West Ham this weekend.