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Ben Godfrey hails Seamus Coleman as the 'ultimate role model'

Everton defender Ben Godfrey has hailed the qualities of Seamus Coleman as a role model.

As per the Eastern Daily Press, he said he wants to manage a team one day and thinks Coleman wants the same.

Godfrey hasn’t come across anyone who’s got a bad word to say about the Republic of Ireland international.

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“I haven’t met anyone in the game who’s got a bad word to say about him,” Godfrey said about his captain Coleman.

“I think he’s an ultimate role model for someone like myself who wants to go on and lead a team one day. 

“He’s done a fantastic job of being a captain and there won’t be anyone who will say otherwise. 

“As a young player I can pick up things that he does and bring it into these sorts of occasions to try and help other people as he does on a day-to-day basis.” 

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Both Godfrey and Coleman are leaders and perhaps the former will succeed the latter as Everton captain.

Coleman has been unswerving in his dedication to Everton through thick and thin and all the early signs are that Godfrey is a similar character.

Godfrey is currently away with England’s Under 21 side, as they gear up to start the group stage of their European Championship campaign.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side face Switzerland tomorrow afternoon.

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