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Seamus Coleman admits tough first season as Everton captain

Everton captain Seamus Coleman says he's found his first season as skipper tough.

Coleman has opened up on his experiences in his first season as official Everton captain.

The Irishman told Sky Sports: "It's been different most definitely, with everything that's going on at the minute.

"Changes in managers are never nice to see. As players, you should hopefully feel partly responsible when a manager loses their job. They're the ones that put us on the pitch and we have to do the business when we're out there.

"It's been tough but being a captain of this club, you know it's not going to be smooth at all times. You've got to get on with it and enjoy the good times when they come.

"Jags (Phil Jagielka) was a great captain for the club and an unbelievable player, one of the best centre-halves that I've played with, and Phil Neville was a great captain before that too.

"It's not something I campaigned for or went knocking on the door asking for, I just go about my business as normal every day and thankfully for me, some managers see the attributes I have to be a captain. I work hard, I have got standards for myself and everyone else, and I just want the best for everyone at all times."

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