Alan Stubbs believes David Moyes needs assurances about the future of Everton before he signs a new deal at Goodison Park.
The Toffees are in a period of financial uncertainly, with the Scot having to maintain the Blues’ good Premier League position with ever decreasing transfer funds.
Moyes has stated that he will wait until the end of the season before deciding his future and former Everton defender Stubbs, who is now on the coaching staff at the Merseyside club, claims the 49-year-old needs some big questions answered.
“It’s irrelevant where Everton finish in terms of whether David Moyes stays,” he told the Sports Bar. “The manager would love to finish in fourth place because that would get them into the Champions League.
“But the decision is more off the pitch rather than on the pitch. It will be about his budget. He’ll want assurances about what players get sold and the amount of money that he’ll get to spend from those transfers.
“He wants to see the direction that the club is taking before he commits his future to it. It’s a crossroads for the board as well, not just the manager.”