OFFICIAL: Seamus Coleman signs new Everton contract extension
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OFFICIAL: Seamus Coleman signs new Everton contract extension

Everton captain Seamus Coleman has signed a one-year contract extension with the club until the end of June 2023.

The long-serving defender, who joined Everton from Sligo Rovers in January 2009 for £60,000, has made 350 appearances for the Toffees and is one of the club’s most popular players of the modern era.

“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,” Seamus Coleman told evertontv.

“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.

“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 straightforward. 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.”

Coleman was appointed Everton captain in 2019 and is also skipper for the Republic of Ireland, earning 59 caps for his country since making his debut in 2011.