Coleman Gives Update On Everton Future

Seamus Coleman has confirmed he will 'have a think' about signing a new contract with Everton, as he admitted, 'It's hard to walk away from something you love'.

The Blues captain – who holds the Club record for most ever Premier League appearances (363) – has been with Everton since January 2009, and Coleman’s current contract expires this summer.

Both Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, and manager Sean Dyche have confirmed talks have already been held with the Irishman over extending his Blues stay.

Playing the full 90 minutes on Saturday afternoon, Coleman helped his side notch a fifth straight Goodison Park victory – without conceding a goal – in a 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

Following the final whistle, players and their loved ones took a lap of appreciation at Goodison, thanking fans for their incredible support throughout the campaign.

While out on the pitch, Coleman revealed to evertontv he is ‘happy to have been offered’ a new deal and will ‘have a think’ about his decision.

He explained: “The Club means everything to me. I suppose I live and breathe it like everyone else. It’s been a hell of a ride – the last two or three years – and it’s not a case that you just turn up for work, go home and forget about it.

“You live and breathe it, and it’s been tough. But I absolutely love this football club, I love this stadium. We’ve got another year here at Goodison, so I’m happy to have been offered something and I’ll have a think.

“This football club means everything to me and, as I said before when I signed my last contract, it is hard to walk away from something you love.”

Everton’s home form played a crucial role in the Blues’ strong finish to the season, winning five consecutive Goodison matches without conceding a goal for the first time in single campaign since March-May 2023.

The support from Toffees’ fans has been a key factor within that, says Coleman, who continued: “The last couple of weeks, we’ve been safe, but without the support this year and without the togetherness in the group – from players to the manager – it’s not to be underestimated what this group has done this season.

“Two points deductions – never heard of before. Everyone was writing us off. We’ve seen it all; all the noise.

“The group, to be fair, stuck together. I know we can test the patience of the fans at times, but this is a group I’m proud to be a part of for the way we responded to what has been a tough couple of years.

“Listen, for me, they’re the best fans in the world. Of course, they are and through good and good, they’re such a passionate fanbase. There’s absolutely no getting away from the fact these supporters have played a massive part in us staying up.”

Coleman, now an icon at the Club, has been with the Toffees for more than 15 years, and in that time, Everton has ‘taken over’ the lives of him and his family.

Joined by his wife and children for the lap of appreciation, the captain spoke about the connection they now feel to his beloved football club.

“They live and breathe it,” he added. “My two girls love it. My little man is just getting into it now.

“Obviously, my wife has been with me since we’ve been 15, 16, so she’s a big Evertonian, as well.

“Family back home, Everton has taken over our life, and we couldn’t be at a better place. We live and breathe it – here and at home.”