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Everton captain Coleman signs new deal

The 35-year-old will utilise his leadership skills during the club's final season at Goodison Park

Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman has signed a new 12-month contract at Everton.

The right-back, who joined Everton in 2009 for a bargain £60,000 from Sligo Rovers, is now tied to the Merseyside club until June 2025.

Coleman has made a record 364 Premier League appearances for Everton and is delighted to be staying for the club’s final season at Goodison Park.

The Republic of Ireland defender told evertontv: “Everyone knows what Everton means to me, and I’m very proud and honoured to sign a new contract and to keep playing for this special club in the best league in the world.

“I give it my all for the football club and I’m just really happy to extend my time here. I’m going to cherish and enjoy every moment.

“It’s hard to believe it’s going to be our last season at Goodison, such a special place to me and every Evertonian. Of course, I want to be part of that.

“I still feel I can do a job for this football club on and off the pitch. This being our last season at Goodison is a nice way to go into the campaign but I wouldn’t have signed the contract if I didn’t feel capable of contributing to the team.

“I’ve just played two matches for my country. I feel good and I want to help the lads on the pitch. I’m still enjoying it so what better place to do that than at the club you love?

“I think the manager steadied that ship massively last season with our performances. I just want to be part of that and to continue to be a part of this football club.” 

The 35-year-old played just 12 games last season due to injury but manager Sean Dyche was quick to highlight Coleman’s leadership qualities and what he brings off the field.

He said: “From the day I became Everton manager, Seamus has been a great example to his team-mates and staff on what it means to play for the club.

“He is a model professional and helps set standards, and his leadership is rightly admired by everyone.

“His vast experience and know-how on the pitch will continue to be valuable qualities for us in the season ahead.”

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.