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Former Hearts manager Jim Jefferies suffers heart attack

The 68-year-old is recovering in hospital after reportedly falling ill at a golf course.

By STV News

Published 16 Sep 2019.

Former Hearts manager and player Jim Jefferies is in hospital after suffering a heart attack.

The 68-year-old is recovering after reportedly falling ill while playing golf on Monday morning.

Jefferies, who famously led Hearts to victory in the Scottish Cup in 1998, also managed Dunfermline, Kilmarnock, Bradford City and Falkirk during his career.

Dunfermline Athletic tweeted: "Everyone... is wishing former manager Jim Jefferies a speedy recovery following falling ill earlier today.

"Get well soon Jim!"

Billy Brown, who was Jefferies' assistant manager at five clubs, told STV: "It wasn't expected.

"Though he did say to me the other day that he had one or two wee flutters and been out of breath but we never expected that.

"Its's a shock to everybody but, Jim being Jim, he's got through it.

"I spoke to him a wee while ago and he's okay.

"The ambulance staff saved his life because they had to stop the ambulance at Aberlady and see to him but luckily enough he came through it."