The Toffees longtime defender believes a Spanish tactician will be welcome at Goodison Park, despite strong ties with Liverpool
Everton captain Seamus Coleman is confident Rafa Benitez will win his doubters at Goodison Park, with the longtime defender pointing out that ‘every club has fans who exceed the point’ after protesting against the appointment of a Spanish tactician.
Given his strong ties to the toffees’ arch-rivals Liverpool, the arrival of a man who spent six years at Anfield across from Stanley Park came as a surprise.
Its presence was not well received by the blue half of the city some fans create a banner that says “We know where you live, do not sign”, but Coleman believes the tide will turn once the competitive action in the Premier League resumes.
What was said?
Coleman, who has been in Everton’s books since 2009, said RTE: “Every club has some fans who exceed the mark in some respects.
‘Some of the banners were not ideal, but I think it’s a small minority.
“You do not know how old these people are, you do not know how connected they are to the football club. If things like this happen in football, these things are very big news, but you do not really know, it is a small group. people? Is it one person? You do not know, but it seems like it’s the whole fan base.
“I know the Everton fan base is a good bunch of people. They are really respectful, very hardworking, love their football club. I think it would be very unfair to judge the Everton fans on one or two banners. We do not We do not even know how connected or how often they go to the games … we do not know anything about the people who put out the banners.
“We understand how the fans feel about their football club. There was a bit of unrest among the fans, we understand that, but I also know Everton fans. I know how they work, I know that once the manager sign contract, they will support him 100%.
“As soon as he enters the stadium, they will support him.”
Is Benitez the right man for the job?
Everton find themselves in the market for a new manager sees Carlo Ancelotti agree to take on a second game with Real Madrid.
Several options were discussed on Merseyside, but Benitez is the chosen one to have a three-year contract.
He described the Toffees as a ‘small club’ in 2007, but a lot has happened since then and a man who has also spent time with Chelsea and Newcastle in England is considered a good fit for an ambitious, but success-starved outfit.
Coleman said at the opening of another new chapter: ‘I’m going to talk to him in the next few days, we’re back at work on Monday.
‘I’ll probably catch up with him properly then. We will overcome there and work hard and try our best to be in his plans and see what the future holds for all of us.
“He has a record of trophies that are good for players to see.”
The International Republic of Ireland added: “If you’ve been in football for 12 years, you’re very scared.
The driver left. It was disappointing, but he now went on to do what he was going to do. I wish him the best.
“He was good to work for. Football is moving on. Now we’re talking about the new season with a new manager.
“Everton is my concern now, Real Madrid is his concern. I can only say that I learned a lot from him … we had a very good relationship and I am grateful for that.”