Dyche On 'Top Pro' Coleman's Vital Role

Everton manager Sean Dyche has hailed the importance of Seamus Coleman's influence on and off the pitch after the Blues captain penned a new one-year contract extension.

The deal stretches Coleman's time at Goodison Park into a 15th season, having made 409 appearances for the Club since a move from Sligo Rovers for £60,000 in January 2009.

Coleman, now 34, was a regular starter after Dyche took the managerial reins at Everton for the second half of the 2022/23 season, before a medial knee ligament injury – sustained at Leicester City in early May - curtailed the Republic of Ireland international's season early.

Discussing Coleman's decision to commit his future to the Club, Dyche told “We are all pleased Seamus has signed his new deal. I have hugely enjoyed working with him since becoming Everton manager.

"He is a top professional who helps to set high standards every day and makes it clear what it means to play for Everton Football Club.

“His quality and experience continue to be of great use and will do again once he’s back fit.”