Taouil keeps Killie focus
Midfielder says there is nothing definite regarding move to Hearts
Last Updated: May 7, 2011 1:20pm
Taouil: Nothing decided on his future and wants to focus on Kilmarnock's remaining games
Kilmarnock midfielder Mehdi Taouil says he has yet to make a decision on his future after confirming he has spoken to SPL rivals Hearts.
Taouil looks set to quit Kilmarnock in the summer after failing to sign a new contract and has been heavily linked with a reunion with former Rugby Park boss Jim Jefferies at Hearts.
However, he insists Killie are his only concern right now as he bids to at least make the bench against Celtic on Sunday after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Taouil said: "There are still games to play so I have to be focused on Kilmarnock.
"I don't know what I'll do next season or whether these will be my last games or not, but I will try to enjoy them.
"There is nothing definite until the day you sign somewhere. At the moment, there is nothing certain. I think it's quite disrespectful to your club if you say you are going there or there.
"You are allowed to talk to other teams when you are six months away from the end of your contract so I have been talking to a few people.
"But it's not nice for your team to say you are going there or there. I don't know right now what I'm going to do."
However, a previous working relationship with Jefferies and his assistant Billy Brown could work in the Jambos' favour.
Taouil added: "We have been talking to Hearts, it's a good club and I know the manager there.
"I really enjoyed working with them in the past. When there is a good relationship between you and them, that can play a part and that's normal.
"Billy and Jim were really nice to me from the first day I was in the country. But there is nothing definite yet. I cannot say right now I will be going there."