FIFA to pick up the tab for Coleman's wages

Monday 27 March 2017  3 Comments  [Jump to last]
While Seamus Coleman begins his road to recovery from a double leg-break sustained on international duty on Friday, Everton will at least be covered when it comes to the Irishman's salary.

Coleman faces as long as 10 months on the sidelines following the horrific injury he suffered in the World Cup qualifier against Wales.

In the interim, his ~£50,000-a-week wages will paid by FIFA under the world governing body's Club Protection Programme.  

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Brian Cleveland
1 Posted 27/03/2017 at 19:51:20
Unfortunately it can't cover the cost that may result in loss of position (and qualification or non-qualification for the two European competitions) due to the non-availability of a stalwart of the team that will be hard to replace, the transfer fee we may need to shell out to get someone else in during the summer for his position... which are all of course hypothetical and impossible to really quantify.

Get well, Seamus, we want to see you at Goodison, even if it's on your crutches to get the guys emotional and fired up... or perhaps even at Anfield this weekend!

Will Mabon
2 Posted 30/03/2017 at 05:20:07
OK, thanks for the money.

Now perhaps you could extend the "Club Protection" philosophy to having players properly assessed for fitness to play, as in the McCarthy situation.

Dennis Stevens
3 Posted 30/03/2017 at 10:53:26
In that case, we should immediately offer Coleman a new contract with a substantial pay rise – double, maybe?

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