Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has told Sky Sports that he is not interested in taking charge of Everton.
Everton are on the lookout for a new manager following the departure of Roberto Martinez.
Hughes has revealed that he feels sorry for Martinez, and he has made it clear that he does not plan to leave Stoke this summer.
"I'm one of the more experienced managers in the Premier League so maybe it isn't surprising to see my name up there,” Hughes told Sky Sports about taking charge of Everton.
"I'm more than happy here and looking forward to next season. We've a lot of good things going on and my job certainly isn't finished.
"I feel sorry for Roberto Martinez, who is a really engaging guy. Unfortunately for him, they have decided to go in a different way.”
Hughes has been in charge of Stoke since 2013 and has done a remarkable job at the Britannia Stadium.
The Potters play good football under the former Wales international forward and appear to be going places.
The 52-year-old, who won the Premier League twice as a player when he was at Manchester United, is a very good manager, but it does not make much sense for him to leave Stoke for Everton in the summer.
Stoke will take on London outfit West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Potters are 10th in the league table at the moment, while Everton are currently 12th in the standings.