Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Coleman defends Moyes' decision to wait on new Everton contract

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Friday 19 April 2013

Seamus Coleman has defended the decision of manager David Moyes to wait until the end of the season before deciding whether or not to extend his long stay at Everton, Sky Sports has reported.

Seamus Coleman against Man City, with David Moyes looking on

Moyes’ current deal expires this summer and thus far, the manager has delayed revealing his intentions, having been at Goodison Park since March 2002 when he was appointed from Preston North End to replace Walter Smith.

Everton are currently sixth in the Premier League table, four points adrift of a place in the top four and two short of a fifth-place finish, having drawn with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening. Everton still have to play Liverpool at Anfield and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before the end of the season.

Coleman however believes Moyes has earned this grace period due to his long service to the Toffees, but concedes he hopes the Scot stays because of the influence he has had on his career.

The manager's situation is his own situation and he has been around long enough to earn the right to decide what he wants to do,” Coleman said. “Obviously we would all love him to stay but that is up to him and we have just got to keep playing as well as we can and try and finish as high in the league as we can.

Personally speaking he has been great for me, since I came in, he has always been there to tell me what I am doing well, what I have done wrong and a manager of his experience you are going to listen and you can see why he has been so successful at the club.

Coleman was signed by Moyes in 2009 from Sligo Rovers in the Republic of Ireland, spending time on loan at Blackpool a year later before establishing himself in the Everton first team.

He has now played almost 100 games for Everton, was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2011 and signed a new long-term contract at Goodison in late December.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Sunderland v Everton

Related Articles


Suarez ‘could only play for Liverpool’


Aranguiz keen on Arsenal move


The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship


England takes break from Champions League success


Everton winger Pienaar close to making comeback


Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now


No serious injury for Everton striker Kone





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News