John Giles rubbishes claims Seamus Coleman has suffered a lapse in form


Former Republic of Ireland player and manager John Giles is bemused by the notion that Coleman has suffered any kind of drop-off in form.

The 78-year-old insisted that the Donegal native ‘was back to his very best’ following a suggested drop-off in form.

Speaking to Off The, Gill said: “I saw Everton a few times, and I thought [Coleman] was back to his very best.

“He’s certainly one of their best players, and I really can’t make it out [why he isn’t starting].”

Coleman, 30, who moved to Premier League outfit Everton in 2009 following a spell at Sligo Rovers, had been tipped for a move to one of the Premier League’s elite – but a move hasn’t materialised in recent seasons.

However, Giles believes such a move could yet be on the cards for the Killybegs man.

Gile added: “I’d say Manchester United will be looking at that situation,” Giles stated.

“I think he’s as fit as he ever was.

“Usually when you see a player coming back from as bad an injury as he had, [they’re] a bit nervous going into tackles, but I don’t see that at all with Coleman.

“I think he really, really is back to his best and I couldn’t understand why he’s not in the team.”

Multimedia Sports Reporter from Derry currently repenting for my sins in Letterkenny. Recent journalism graduate. NUJ member.

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