Francis Jeffers

Where is Francis Jeffers now?

One of the first Premier League players to be coined with the term ‘fox in the box’, the much-travelled Francis Jeffers retired from playing professionally in 2003 after a spell at League Two side Accrington Stanley

When Jeffers broke through into the Everton first-team he quickly established himself as one of England’s top prospects but a bad career move to Arsenal, numerous injuries and failure to recapture the form he showed as a teenage resulted in a career that failed to live up to early expectations.

Despite these setbacks he still made nearly 300 appearances including spells in Scotland, Malta and Australia.

He had always kept a stong affinity with his boyhood club and went back there a number of times between clubs to keep his fitness levels up.

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When he officially retired from playing Jeffers returned to Everton to coach various age groups within their academy on a voluntary basis and working towards completing his coaching badges.

In October 2016, he was appointed as a striker specific youth coach at Everton’s academy teaching and mentoring attack-minded players progressing through the club’s respected youth setup.

He currently assists David Unsworth with the coaching of the under-23’s side but had a brief spell in the first-team setup when Duncan Ferguson was caretaker manager in 2019.

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Francis Jeffers: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored25
Yellow Cards10
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forArsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Charlton, Everton

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