Eddie Howe responds when asked about Everton speculation, shares admiration for Martinez

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Eddie Howe is committed to Bournemouth despite rumours of interest from Everton.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been quoted by The Sun as saying that he is happy on the South Coast, despite alleged interest from Everton.

Howe, 38, has enjoyed two superb spells with Bournemouth and now looks set to keep the club in the Premier League, as a win over Everton today would guarantee survival for his side.

Considered to be one of the top young managers in English football, Howe has been praised for his work with Bournemouth, and his exploits have seemingly triggered interest.

The Sun reported last weekend that today's opponents Everton have made Howe one of their top targets to replace their beleaguered boss Roberto Martinez.

Everton fans have seemingly turned against Martinez this season, and with a bottom-half finish expected, many supporters want to see the Spaniard sacked this summer.

Ahead of facing Martinez's men, Howe was asked about the possibility of heading to Goodison Park this summer - and he unsurprisingly committed his future to the Cherries.

Howe raved about his situation at Bournemouth, and as quoted by The Sun, said he was completely committed to the job at the Vitality Stadium.

Howe also admitted that he admires manager Martinez despite his struggles, and has respect for the Spaniard in the face of so much criticism.

"I love it here. You have to win games to stay in work and I’m fully committed to the job," said Howe. "The unique thing about this football club is the bond we share away from the spotlight between our owner, myself, the chief executive and the chairman. They are really good people and I’ve always maintained and gone on record that while that relationship is strong and good between us I’m very happy here."

"Roberto is a manager I have admired for a long time with the job he’s done at Wigan, Swansea and Everton and his principle of how he plays. It’s very difficult and I have respect for anyone in that position," he added.

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