Coleman hopes to finish his career at Everton, fans react

In this day and age, not many footballers stay loyal to one club in their hunt for success.

It seems that Everton right-back Seamus Coleman is one of the exceptions as he has been at Goodison Park since 2009 when he signed from Sligo Rovers.

The 30-year-old has not picked up any silverware with the Toffees, but he has rejected any opportunity to move on.

While speaking to reporters after joining up with the Republic of Ireland squad, Coleman expressed a desire to stay at Everton until he retires.

“You can look back and people can say you need to push on, you need to win things, you need to go to the top. But Everton brought me from Sligo, they’ve been good to me. Loyalty is not really a thing anymore as such, but for me I feel good there, I feel they have done a lot for me.

“I know football – maybe five or 10 bad appearances and fans, the media, they’ll be wanting other players in. That’s the way it goes. But for me Everton is where I want to me. I have never looked for a way out of Everton. To win one cup there would mean more to me than winning it somewhere else.”

This season, the Irishman, who suffered a horrific leg break in 2017, has made eight Premier League appearances under manager Marco Silva, scoring one goal.

At times during the campaign, Coleman has been criticised by fans on Twitter for his performances on the field.

However, after he opened up about his commitment to Everton, plenty have flocked to Reddit to hail the right-back’s dedication to the cause.