"When Jean Tigana left a lot of people were saying the French lads were going to jump ship," said Coleman.
"But they didn't and they have been brilliant. There's a lot of team spirit here and they have added to that.
"When we have needed them they have rolled their socks up and helped the team no end.
"I am also thrilled for our fans. They have had to put up with a lot the last couple of years."