Kenwright rules out Moyes exit
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has rubbished rumours linking David Moyes with the Newcastle job.
Last Updated: 11/01/08 8:15am
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has rubbished rumours linking David Moyes with the vacant manager's job at Newcastle.
Reports emanating from Tyneside have suggested that Moyes is on Newcastle's list of targets to replace Sam Allardyce.
Kenwright has spoken to Magpies owner Mike Ashley and the St James' Park supremo has assured him he has no plans to make a move for Moyes.
"How did David Moyes get linked with this job?
"I have started getting emails and texts and phone calls about this very thing and I wonder where it has all come from," Kenwright told Sky Sports News.
"I spoke to my good friend Philip Green earlier today and he was having dinner with Mike Ashley.
"Mike came on the phone and I said: 'Listen, do you know there's rumours sweeping round Newcastle and Liverpool that you are after David?
"He said: 'Listen Bill even if David was the greatest manager in the world - and I know you think he is - there's no way on God's earth we would ever do that kind of thing to Everton'.
"He [Ashley] is my friend and we are close.
"There is no truth in it whatsoever, not even a word of truth so you can put that one to bed."
Kenwright also revealed that Everton were close to sealing a deal to bring Manuel Fernandes back to the club.
Fernandes snubbed Everton for Valencia last summer after a successful spell on loan at Goodison Park.
The Portuguese international has dropped out of favour at Valencia and Everton have moved to bring Fernandes back on loan.
Kenwright admitted a deal was close and that the player was due to undergo a medical.
"I think he will be a good signing and we are very pleased to get him back as he was very much part of the Everton family," added Kenwright.
"He phoned David Moyes on the weekend and said he can't wait to get back.
"It is a good loan signing for us."