The Donegal man clearly made an impression.
A whole host of excellent footage emerged from the Everton dressing room on Thursday night after their incredible 3-2 comeback against Crystal Palace to keep them in the Premier League.
One moment in particular showed manager Frank Lampard grab his captain, Seamus Coleman, and demand the attention of all the other players in the room.
He grabbed a reluctant Coleman up from his seat, and made a heartfelt point about the Ireland captain.
He said: “This fella is, to say in front of everyone, one of the best people I have ever met as a man and as a player.”
"This fella is one of the best people I have ever met" 🥺
Frank Lampard hailing Seamus Coleman in front of the Everton dressing room 💙
— Kenny's Kids (@KennysKids) May 20, 2022
Frank Lampard and Seamus Coleman
Footage of this incident was shared widely, and for good reason, but another video of Lampard with Coleman’s kids is an even more wholesome watch.
Coleman is out running on the pitch with his two daughters after the match, with all three of them clearly having an excellent time and enjoying the moment.
Lampard then joined them on the pitch, and while Coleman took a picture of the three of them, the Everton boss spoke to the girls and said: “Your daddy is the best man I’ve ever met in my life.”
Seamus Coleman and his kids is all I needed to see tonight love this man!! 💙 pic.twitter.com/cHpvr7N9wS
— Tanya 💙 (@EFCTanya) May 20, 2022
Between this and Carlo Ancelotti describing Coleman as the best captain he has ever managed, it’s clear that the Donegal man really is one of a kind.
Seamus Coleman’s future
Coleman’s performances may have worsened this season, which is unsurprising given his age and his injury history, but he has shown that he is extremely valuable to keep around.
While he may not be Everton’s starting right-back going forward, Lampard would be crazy to sell someone who clearly has such an excellent impact on the dressing room.
We recently wrote about why Gavin Bazunu should sign for Everton, and how crucial Coleman’s presence would be for the young man. More on that here.