Everton icon Kevin Campbell has stated that the club got it right with awarding captain Seamus Coleman a contract extension.

Indeed, the former centre-forward says that £55k-a-week Coleman’s one-year extension is ‘the one thing’ that the Everton board have got right.

Speaking on the Falcon Blues TV YouTube channel, Campbell spoke of the anger felt by the club’s fanbase, particularly after two years spent fighting relegation.

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Campbell said: “A club like Everton should not be dicing on the edge of the Championship. I understand you could have bad moments, but this is a couple of seasons now.

So, I was looking, ok Everton have stayed up, let’s see the movements happen at boardroom level and get some investment into the club.”

Campbell continued, and referenced what a ‘good pro’ new signing Ashley Young is but stated that his kind of professionalism has been lacking at Goodison Park.

The former forward said: “He’s (Young) a good pro, I think there’s a severe lack of that at Everton. There are some good pros, Seamus (Coleman) is. The one thing they’ve (the board) got right is signing Seamus.”

Seamus Coleman is still integral at Everton

Indeed, the relationship between Everton and it’s passionate fanbase is at an all-time low, with on-going protests against the club’s board building momentum in recent months.

The fans have no doubt been let down by their football club, who arguably would not be in the Premier League were it not for their loyal following.

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Seamus Coleman’s influence as a captain was evident once again last season, particularly when the veteran was pictured above, bellowing instructions to his teammates whilst being stretchered off in May’s 2-2 draw at Leicester City.

He’s certainly one player who has not let the fans down, and his inclusion in Sean Dyche’s squad this season is well-deserved.

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