Sam Allardyce insists he is planning to stay at Everton for the long-term.
The ex-England boss penned an 18-month contract in November when he was appointed as Ronald Koeman's successor.
But doubts have emerged over Allardyce's position beyond this season, with Toffees fans not exactly enthused by the football played under him.
Reports over the weekend suggested majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri could even try to tempt Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to Goodison Park over the summer.
But Allardyce has dismissed the speculation over his future and is determined to remain in post on Merseyside.
"Of course (I want to stay)," he said. "These are tough times, there are times when you have to draw in, close the doors and stay focused on what you want to achieve.
"I'm having talks with (Moshiri) but (the content of those discussions) is confidential.
"It is my responsibility to get the team to play to the level they can play. I think when they play their best we can give anyone a game."