Sevilla president Jose Castro appears to have ruled out the prospect of manager Unai Emery leaving to take the Everton job.
Managerless Everton had the three-time Europa League-winning Spaniard on their shortlist to replace the sacked Roberto Martinez.
However, Castro insists Emery will not be leaving.
“The coach has understood our idiosyncrasies perfectly,” he told Sevilla TV.
“He is crazy about football, the hours he puts in, how he manages the squad. I say that now after being successful, but also at the start of the season.
“I can tell you he has said he is not on the market, and is not thinking about anything else.”