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Jagielka reaffirms Everton committment

27 May 2013 16:48

Phil Jagielka has insisted his future lies with Everton, even though manager David Moyes is joining Manchester United.

Moyes' departure has led to rumours that several members of the squad will leave Goodison Park, but Jagielka is adamant he will remain at the club.

The former Sheffield United defender was made captain after Phil Neville announced his retirement, and is hopeful the next manager will stand by that decision.

"Yes, definitely (I will remain at Everton)," Jagielka said.

"I was made captain for next season when David Moyes was in charge.

"We will have to wait and see what happens with the new manager, but hopefully he will keep me in that role and it is something that I am looking forward to doing."

The centre-back is in the England squad for their forthcoming international friendly fixtures against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil.

And Jagielka is fully focused on the task at hand, despite uncertainty over who will be his new boss at club level.

"I will be able to put it to the back of my mind, definitely," he added.

"We all knew the situation. It wasn't sprung upon us because we had a couple of games to deal with it towards the end of the season when we knew the manager was leaving.

"I thought as a team and as a club we sorted it really well and gave the manager a great send off. We got over it in the course of those few weeks and I am away with England now so I will look forward to those games.

"I'm not really thinking about (Everton) until we report back in July and hopefully by then we will have a manager sorted and we will see where it takes us from there."

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