Moyes focused on Everton after denying Tottenham contact

Everton manager David Moyes has insisted he has not discussed the managerial vacancy at Tottenham Hotspur, adding that he is focused on preparing for the new season at Goodison Park, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Harry Redknapp was sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy earlier in June after a contractual row and Moyes, who himself has only a year remaining on his Everton contract, was one of the early front-runners for the position. But Tottenham’s attention appears fixed on former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and the Head Coach of France, Laurent Blanc, while Moyes denies there was even preliminary talks between his camp and the White Hart Lane club.

Moyes said: “All I can say is there has been no contact from Spurs. There has been no contact and that is how it is. I’m the Everton manager. Behind the scenes me and Bill [Kenwright, the Everton chairman] are trying to get things moving along.

The Scot has been at Everton since March 2002, when he left Preston North End to replace Walter Smith in the Goodison dugout. In that time Everton have recorded a string of high-placed Premier League finishes, including consecutive appearances in the top five and, in the 2004-05 season, qualifying for the Champions League by virtue of finishing fourth.

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