By Dominic Toner
Everton manager Ronald Koeman revealed he went to visit injured defender Seamus Coleman – and the club’s supporters were delighted on Twitter with the unity being shown.
The Dutch manager has become an instant favourite at Goodison Park following his summer arrival and helped the Toffees up to seventh in the Premier League table.
The Merseyside club look set to gain European qualification this campaign after an 11th-placed finish last season.
However, one of the rare bleak moments this season was when right-back Coleman suffered a double leg break while on international duty.
The 28-year-old was injured in the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Wales after a challenge by Neil Taylor in March.
Koeman has explained that he went to visit the defender on Tuesday and he was joined by Phil Jagielka.
“Today we visit Seamus Coleman and his family. Looking strong and positive,” Koeman wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Today we visit Seamus Coleman and his Family! Looking strong and positive pic.twitter.com/T0bSx5yCoI
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) April 11, 2017
Everton fans were raving about Koeman following the post and highlighted the qualities of his man management skills.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Magic this ✊🏻
— Darren (@nsno_83) April 11, 2017
— David Hughes (@daveblueallover) April 11, 2017
Well in Gaffer! 👏🏼👌🏼
— Mark Singer (@msinger_7) April 11, 2017
Oh I love this 💙
— Vicky (@VK1878) April 11, 2017
Top man, well done all
— bu dempsey (@bubudempsey) April 11, 2017
Nice touch from you all COYB
— Graham Finch (@grahamfinch1) April 11, 2017
Coleman has been a crucial for Everton during his time with the club and established himself as a regular under Koeman.
The attack-minded full-back has made 28 appearances this season across all competitions, chipping in with four goals and four assists.
His absence has given youngster Mason Holgate the chance to impress in the first team, but the Toffees will certainly be missing the influential Coleman during the coming months.
In other Everton news, Ian Wright believes that the club’s senior duo must improve.