Everton’s Seamus Coleman has capped a brilliant season for the Toffees by winning two club awards.
Former captain Alan Stubbs, who remains on the staff at Goodison Park, confirmed today that the free-scoring full back cost just £50,000 when he signed from Sligo Rovers.
The Donegal man thanked Roberto Martinez and gave credit to the manager’s coaching methods after the Republic of Ireland international completed an awards evening double at St George’s Hall.
Coleman was crowned both Player and Players’ Player of the Season on Wednesday which came as no surprise after the 25-year-old scored seven goals and put in a string of top class performances.
“It’s the way he [Martinez] likes us to train – he wants us to pick up positions and study the game for areas where we can benefit against other teams,” Coleman told evertontv.
“I‘m forever learning under him and I’m looking forward to more.
“We do finishing in training every day and because I got off to a good start against Norwich [on the opening day] I felt like I could get a couple more. Every game I scored, I felt like I could get another in the next game.
“The manager has given me a lot of confidence to push forward.”
At the end of April, Coleman, who has also played Gaelic football, was named in the PFA Team of the Year.
Coleman is a star in his Donegal homeland, with many pubs in Killybegs boasting signed shirts and photographs,
The down-to-earth Donegal man also became engaged over the New Year period, when he proposed to long-time sweetheart, Rachel Cunningham.