Former Hearts and Bradford coach Jim Jefferies is recovering after a heart attack, confirmed his club, Edinburgh City. The 68-year-old fell ill while playing golf on Monday.
A statement from the Ladbrokes League Two club said: “As reported in the press tonight, sporting director Jim Jefferies suffered a heart attack earlier this morning while on the golf course. We can confirm that club president Jim Brown talked to Jim on the phone tonight and we are pleased to say that he is in a good mood and eager to fully recover.
"Both the club and Jim would like to thank everyone who came in contact to wish him all the best and to thank him very much for his kind thoughts at this difficult time."
Several former Jefferies clubs submitted their best wishes via Twitter.
Midlothian FC Heart
Everyone at the Heart of Midlothian Football Club would like to wish former cup captain and coach Jim Jefferies a speedy recovery after he fell ill earlier today. Get well soon, JJ! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QUyE5b96ld
His childhood heroes, whom he got twice, wrote: "Everyone at Heart of Midlothian Football Club I would like to wish former cup-winning captain and coach Jim Jefferies a speedy recovery after he fell ill earlier today. Get well soon, JJ!
Falkirk said: “Best wishes from everyone at the club for former manager Jim Jefferies, who fell ill earlier this afternoon. Get well soon, Jim!
Dunfermline added: “Everyone at DAFC wishes former manager Jim Jefferies a speedy recovery from getting sick early today. Get well soon Jim!
Kilmarnock wrote: “All club members want a quick recovery from our former coach. We hope you feel better soon, Jim.
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