Republic of Ireland defender and club captain Seamus Coleman has signed a one-year contract extension with Everton, keeping him with The Toffees until the end of June 2023.
The long-serving Irish defender had joined Everton from Sligo Rovers in January 2009 for £60,000 and has made 350 appearances for the Toffees, becoming one of the Club’s most popular figures of the modern era.
Republic of Ireland defender Seamus Coleman signs a two year contract extension with with club Everton
Coleman was appointed Everton captain back in 2019 after also having captained his nation Republic of Ireland, where he earned 59 caps since making his debut in 2011.
The left and right back duo of Leighton Baines and Sheamus Coleman formed an iconic defensive lineup for the Merseyside club, and flourished largely under then Everton manager David Moyes.
Following the signing of his new contract for another two years, the 32-year-old right-back reiterated his desire to lead the ambitious Toffees to glory and vowed to keep driving high standards under current manager Rafa Benitez.
“I’m very happy – everyone around the Football Club and I’m sure all the fans know how much this club has meant to me from day one. It’s a massive honour to extend my time here. It was about getting my head down and to keep working hard like I’ve always done, and the Club decided to reward me with that. It’s something I’m very happy with.” Coleman told in his interview to Evertontv.
“Hopefully now I can keep going as long as possible, give my experience to the younger lads, help and support them in any way I can, and contribute on the pitch as much as possible.“
“Discussions with Marcel, the Board and the manager were straight forward. It’s not something that I just wanted to be given. I worked very hard last season and thought I did quite well in the games that I played in.
“Every day in training I pushed myself to the limits and did all I could to stay and play for a big football club like this. I’m very thankful to Marcel, the manager, the Chairman and the Board to get this done.” added the Irish right back.
“I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone connected with Everton when I say I’m delighted that Seamus has signed this contract extension.” Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright further stated.
“Since his man-of-the-match performance on his Premier League debut almost 12 years ago, he has displayed all the qualities Evertonians love – skill, passion, determination, and an unrelenting desire to win and to be the best.”