Jim Jefferies Suffers Serious Heart Attack
Edinburgh City Football Club have today confirmed that the clubs sporting director and former Bradford City manager Jim Jefferies is recovering in hospital after serious heart attack, Jefferies became unwell and collapsed whilst playing golf at Gullane Golf Club.
Jefferies, reportedly stopped breathing on his way to hospital before being resuscitated by paramedics during the ambulance journey. However he is understood to be responding to treatment and is in a stable condition in hospital where he is starting his recovery.
Jefferies played over 300 games for Hearts during a 14-year playing career at Tynecastle before spending two years at Berwick Rangers ending his playing days in 1983. After spells as manager at clubs including Berwick Rangers and Falkirk he returned to Hearts as boss in 1995, leading them the Scottish Cup success in 1998.
He moved south of the border to Bradford City replacing Chris Hutchings as manager of the then Premier League club, but was unable to keep them from relegation. Jefferies has served as sporting director at Scottish League Two side Edinburgh City since February 17.
A statement from the club on Monday night said, “Chairman Jim Brown has spoken to Jim Jefferies on the phone this evening and are pleased to say that he is in good spirits and looking forward to making a full recovery.”