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Jagielka: Moyes will make own decision over Everton future

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Jagielka: Moyes will make own decision over Everton future

Phil Jagielka believes the Everton squad cannot affect manager David Moyes’ decision on whether to remain at Goodison Park beyond the end of the season.

The defender told The Daily Mirror: "We don’t feel that we have to prove anything. The manager has pretty much brought every single player in, bar one or two, so we are his players.

"He’s made the decisions that he wants to make. He has come out and said he won’t sign anything until the end of the season, which is fine with us."

The Scot has been in charge of the Toffees since March 2002, but his current contract is set to expire in the summer.

Moyes has opted to delay any decision on a renewal until the conclusion of 2012-13 campaign, with the Everton still in the mix for Champions League qualification.

Jagielka looked to have sent Everton into the FA Cup quarterfinals with a second half header against lower-league Oldham, only for Matt Smith to net a stoppage-time equalizer to force a replay.

And the defender says any end-of-season departure for Moyes will not taint an FA Cup triumph for the five-time winners.

"At the end of the day, if we do win the FA Cup and he doesn’t sign, it will still be a fantastic feat for the players," Jagielka said.

"We are a very close squad and we get on very well. As much as we go out there to do it for the manager, we also do it for each other as well as the fans."

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