Seamus Coleman pays tribute to departing Everton duo

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Everton will say goodbye to David Moyes and Phil Neville at the end of the season and defender Seamus Coleman will miss the pair of them.

Manager Moyes will take the reins at Manchester United, while Neville's next stop has yet to be confirmed.

The Irish defender has shone down the right hand side as the Toffees secured a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, and he's certain of the people who have had the biggest influence on his career at Goodison Park.

"For me, personally, David Moyes made me a Premier League player and Phil Neville helped along in a way and I'll forever be grateful to the two of them," said Coleman, speaking to Everton.TV.

Moyes signed the right-back from Irish outfit Sligo Rovers in January 2009, and Coleman has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Toffees, as well as winning 11 caps for his country.

Coleman was speaking following Everton's 2-0 win over West Ham United in their final home game of the season. The win not only secured sixth spot, but also gained Merseyside bragging rights for the Blues for a second consecutive season.

Coleman was pleased his teammates managed to secure the win for the boss, adding: "I think it was important for the manager. He's been so good for every one of us and I think you could see out there we wanted to play for the manager so he could say goodbye in style." 

After the win Moyes and Neville were given a guard of honour by the Everton squad ahead of a farewell lap of honour, something Coleman felt was fully justified.

"This is great and well deserved for two very, very professional people who have done brilliant for Everton Football Club," he concluded.

Everton finish the campaign with a trip to Chelsea on Sunday.


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