Ebbrell Back With The Blues

by Rob Urbani
@Everton

John Ebbrell has returned to Everton as an Academy coach.

The former Blues midfielder has been added to the pool of coaches that will work with the Club’s youth groups at Finch Farm.

Ebbrell rejoins Everton from Tranmere Rovers, where he has spent the last five years, working most recently as Head of Academy Coaching.

The 45-year-old – himself a former graduate of the Everton Academy - made over 250 appearances for the Toffees and was part of the squad that won the FA Cup in 1995.

Ebbrell told evertontv: "I am really pleased to be back. I have been brought in to coach within the academy and I have got some time now to settle in and see how things happen.

"Then I will get involved with the players for different teams and understand the fabric of the academy. 

"It was great experience for me at Tranmere, I had five season there and learned how to coach, what to coach and when to coach. It has been on the doorstep of this Club so I was pleased to be asked to come back and I will use that experience here."

After 10 years in Everton’s first team, Ebbrell moved to Sheffield United in 1997.

However, injury hampered his spell at Bramall Lane and he was forced to retire at the age of 30 and having made just one 45-minute appearance for the Blades. He was later given a testimonial by Everton in 1999 for his service to the Club.

Ebbrell joins David Unsworth, Kevin Sheedy and Duncan Ferguson as former Everton players who are now back involved at the Club in coaching capacities.




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