Dave Jones has rejected suggestions that
he is on the verge of becoing the next Everton manager, insisting
that he is committed to completing the job he set out to do at Wolves,
and that is to return the Midlands club to the top flight.
With rumours escalating once more that Walter Smith could soon
be forced out at Goodison Park, ex-Everton player Jones is being
touted as his successor. However, with Wolves making a sustained
push for promotion to the Premiership, the former Southampton bossis
not looking to leave Molineux any time soon, eager as he is to repay
the faith the club had in him following his legal travails.
Jones said of the speculation: "Some people know I'm an Evertonian
and are making something out of nothing.
"I find the speculation distasteful. I count Walter as a friend
and it's embarrassing for both of us.
"I'm not behind the speculation and don't even want to think
about it. I am not going to Everton."
With Everton embroiled in yet another relegation struggle, Smith's
position is quickly becoming the media's favourite for most likely
managerial casualty. Rumours this week suggested that he would have
left to take up the reins at Kilmarnock in his native Scotland had
Everton lost their FA Cup 5th Round replay at Crewe.
However, the Blues manager scoffed at the rumours surrounding Dave
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