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Seamus Coleman has told Evertonians in a personal message the news today that he has agreed to extend his contract for another year.

“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,” Coleman told evertontv.

“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.

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“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.”

He will remain as captain for the final season at Goodison Park, and his 16th in an incredible career with The Blues.

The 35-year-old defender, who joined Everton from Sligo Rovers in January 2009 for £60,000, has committed his future with Sean Dyche’s squad for the 2024-25 season to continue his loyal and sterling service in royal blue.

Coleman holds the Everton record for most ever Premier League appearances (364), while his 422 matches in all competitions has the Irishman 13th on the Club’s all-time list, 11 behind Dixie Dean and Leon Osman in joint 10th.

The right-back was appointed Everton captain in 2019 and has gone on to lead the Toffees 133 times – just 10 players have skippered the Blues more often – earning plaudits across football for his leadership qualities and passion for his Club and country.

Coleman has also captained the Republic of Ireland, earning 72 caps to date following his international debut in 2011.



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Oliver Molloy
1 Posted 14/06/2024 at 13:27:00
Good luck to you Seamus, I hope it's a memorable send off to Goodison for you and all Evertonians everywhere but especially the core supporters who are there all the time.
Could this be a huge season for the club and extra motivation for the players as we all say goodbye.
Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 14/06/2024 at 13:34:10
The mention of the last season at Goodison has me blobbing every time. Lord knows what I'll be like on that last day.

£60 grand as the song goes.

Desire, commitment and hard work balanced with humility and integrity. And a great human being.

A lot of Everton players could learn a lot from our Seamus. And he will always be ours.

I'm made up he is staying.

Frank Crewe
3 Posted 14/06/2024 at 13:42:56
So that's Coleman and Young signed up.

Now if only we can get some of the players under 35 to sign new contracts we'll be laughing.

Gavin Johnson
4 Posted 14/06/2024 at 14:03:34
Fitting time to put this news out there when we are about to lose our best young talent since Rooney on the cheap.

Stadium update video next?!

Saying all that, Coleman is good value for one final season.

Dan Parker
5 Posted 14/06/2024 at 14:08:39
Excellent. No-brainer on Coleman methinks,

Young on the other hand…

Christy Ring
6 Posted 14/06/2024 at 14:18:34
A true legend, deserves another year for his passion and hunger on and off the field, but he can’t play every game. Looking at the bigger picture, keeping 2 players at the end of their careers, and probably selling a 21 year old future England captain, senseless!
Duncan McDine
7 Posted 14/06/2024 at 14:47:59
Absolutely love Seamus and feel like this is sensible. If Everton were in a better state, then I'd probably feel differently about offering a playing contract to someone of his age, but we don't have that luxury.
Mal van Schaick
8 Posted 14/06/2024 at 14:56:02
This is what Everton is about, love and commitment for the club. How many players past and present have been touched by the aura of Everton, its fans, its ground and its history.

Good luck Seamus. I saw him at John Lennon airport departures a while back and I wish that I had spoken to him.

Peter Mills
9 Posted 14/06/2024 at 15:01:47
I was of the opinion that he should retire, but he's an honest lad, if he and the management believe he can make a significant contribution next season that's good enough for me.

We all love Séamus, and I hope he can be given a fitting send-off at the end of a decent season.

John Keating
10 Posted 14/06/2024 at 15:09:14
Good decision.

As he says he won't play every game, however, I think his contribution off the pitch will be vital this season.

The things I hear about Coleman off the pitch, and his missus, regarding incoming players. Plus his input with present players is immeasurable, above and beyond.

Hopefully when he hangs up his boots we can find something for him to continue his association with the club.

Joe McMahon
11 Posted 14/06/2024 at 15:16:59
A genuinely great guy, and a pity he's won sod all with us.
Christopher Timmins
12 Posted 14/06/2024 at 15:28:51
Hopefully, his position will be addressed in the transfer window and Seamus only has 10 or so games to cover.
Ted Roberts
13 Posted 14/06/2024 at 16:01:31
Delighted with the news, what a servant he has been to the club and long may it continue when his playing days are finally over.

It would have been nice to have him lead the team out at our first game at the new stadium…… I wonder?????

Alan McGuffog
14 Posted 14/06/2024 at 16:11:22
Said many times that Seamus should become our man in Ireland, checking out talent from all 32 counties.
Mike Hayes
15 Posted 14/06/2024 at 16:29:29
Nice one, Seamus.

Glad he's signed – bhe's what the team needs to rile them up for a match!

Mike Price
16 Posted 14/06/2024 at 17:44:52
He's had a good career at Everton and been a decent servant but, in return, we've made him a multi-millionaire. I feel he should have retired because he's way past his best and continually injured.

I wish him well and would be happy to see him supporting the club, like us, from the stands. Do we need to pay millions for a cheerleader in the dressing room?

These contracts are a theme at our club, Charity FC, it's got to stop. This weak mentality and ridiculous contracts to players not fit for purpose is a huge part of the mess we're in.

Everyone is screaming for the club to be run professionally but then seem to go all teary-eyed about a player who will hardly play. Other professional teams don't do this.

Colin Glassar
17 Posted 15/06/2024 at 08:04:59
I hope this contract is for one year plus one game.

I'm not usually sentimental but I'd love to see Séamus leading us out for our first game in the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. What a fitting send-off that would be.

Brian Wilkinson
18 Posted 15/06/2024 at 13:09:22
Colin, you beat me to it mate.

We will never see the likes of Coleman and loyalty again.

Fully deserved an extra year and a day. So glad he will hopefully be leading us out for our final home game at Goodison.

What I would give for Coleman to get his hands on silverware, the Carabao Cup, anything to parade round Goodison one final time.

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