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.
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
|Premier League Teams Played for||Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Charlton, Everton|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com