Former Everton striker Marcus Bent believes that Seamus Coleman will have a place in fans’ hearts for a long time and has even said that he could be at the club until he is 100 years old!
The 32-year-old joined the Toffees in 2009 from Sligo Rovers for £60,000 and has since gone on to make 354 appearances for Everton, scoring 26 goals and registering 33 assists.
Is Seamus Coleman an Everton club legend?
“Literally, he will be there until he is 100 years old. An exciting winger with a load of pace going into right-back – left-back I think he’s played too. I think he’s part of the team and I think he’s part of the furniture. And I think he’s got a place in Everton fans’ hearts for a long time,” Bent told This is Futbol.
Coleman put pen-to-paper on a one-year contract extension at Goodison Park during the summer, which will run until June 2023, and he told the official club website: “I’m very happy – everyone around the football club and I’m sure all the fans know how much this club has meant to me from day one.”
Coleman has worked with an array of coaches during his time with the Toffees, as he has played under David Moyes, Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce, Carlo Ancelotti, Marco Silva, Duncan Ferguson and now Benitez.
After finishing tenth last season in the Premier League and having a new manager in the dugout, everybody connected with Everton will be hoping that they can improve and at the international break find themselves fifth in the league table.