Former Everton striker returns as academy coach

Date published: Monday 24th October 2016 8:58

Francis Jeffers: Returns to Everton

Francis Jeffers: Returns to Everton

Former Everton striker Francis Jeffers has returned to the club as an academy coach.

Jeffers, 35, is working towards his UEFA A-Licence and will work as a youth coach with the Toffees’ academy strikers.

He told Everton TV: “I’ll be working with all the forward-thinking players in the academy, trying to help them on their journey, which I know a bit about because I have been on it myself.

“I’m passionate about coaching and there is no better place to do that than at the club I love.

“You look at it now and teams play mainly with one striker, some play with none. Helping forwards be ready for that challenge is something I’m really passionate about because I believe the kids in the academy need more help as a striker.”

Jeffers played 82 times, scoring 22 goals, in two spells with Everton in a career that also took in Arsenal, Charlton, Blackburn, Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Motherwell.

He won one England cap, scoring in a 3-1 defeat to Australia in 2003.

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