Edinburgh City FC Confirms Jim Jefferies’ Departure 

The Club can today confirm that Sporting Director Jim Jefferies has left his role in order to return to Heart of Midlothian. The board would like to place on record its thanks to Jim for all the hard work, experience and enthusiasm he has brought to the Club since joining in February 2017. Having such a well-known and popular figure in Scottish Football involved in and representing Edinburgh City has helped to elevate the Club’s presence since joining the SPFL and his knowledge of the game has been invaluable over the last three years.

Chairman Jim Brown was keen to pay tribute to Jim for his contribution to the Club .

“I would like to thank Jim for being a major part of the Club and helping us develop and transition from the Lowland League to becoming an established SPFL side, challenging at the top of League 2. Jim’s experience really has been second to none and he will always be a major part of the Club’s story.”

“While there is of course sadness to see Jim depart, even when I persuaded him to get involved with the Club in 2017, I thought that we only ever had him on loan from Hearts, as my feeling was that he would be needed there at some point in the future.”

Everyone at the Club wishes Jim the best of luck in his new role at Hearts; he will always be a welcome guest at Ainslie Park in the future.