Leon Osman has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Everton until 2015
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Everton and England midfielder Leon Osman has signed a contract extension until 2015, the Merseyside club confirmed this morning.
Thai with a Scouse accent? Here you go...
– Everton manager David Moyes
The memories I've got from Everton are going to live with me for a long time.
The character the players here have had is great. All the players in my time here have been great.
I often think how lucky I am to not only have great players but great men. For that, I thank them all.
I brought all the players in the current group to Everton, barring Ossie (Leon Osman) and Hibbo (Tony Hibbert).
I take full responsibility for the players we have here and I've always wanted to give the players everything we can and tell them that we will be challenging at the top of the league.
– Everton defender Phil Jagielka talking about David Moyes
The guy has been here 11 years and has transformed the playing staff, the coaching staff, the facilities from top to bottom.
In the changing room we are obviously all gutted he will be leaving us next season but we understand the way football is.
Frustrations must have been high. Teams around us that are potentially not doing as well but getting more finances made it a tough couple of years.
To the same extent he has probably had the best squad he's had for a long time but he is still leaving that behind and we are still looking forward to next season.