Coleman could be set for new role at Everton as 'really excellent' news confirmed - Kenny
Everton fan favourite Seamus Coleman could move into a player-coach role as he approaches the twilight of his Goodison Park career.
So says ex-Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 32-year-old right-back.
The Toffees announced on 28th July that the skipper has penned a one-year contract extension keeping him at the club until 2023.
The 59-cap Republic of Ireland international called it a “massive honour” to sign off on the deal which will take his association with the club to 14 years.
Coleman featured 25 times for Everton in the league last season and has racked up over 350 appearances for the club in total.
Kenny hailed the defender for his constant professionalism and suggested a behind-the-scenes role may await him when he one day hangs up his boots.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “He could be moving into that player-coach role at the club, you never know.
“His contract will take him to his mid-30s. He’s so loyal to Everton. He’s been there for so long and been such an excellent pro for them.
“You never hear about anything bad coming out about him. So I think it’s a reward for him and a good move for the club.
“He’s Everton through and through and he’s really good to have around.”
Everton get their season underway at home to Southampton on 14th August.
New Toffees boss Rafael Benitez has recruited Andros Townsend, Asmir Begovic and Demarai Gray so far this summer.