Jim Jefferies has offered a reassuring update following a health scare this week.

The ex-Hearts and Kilmarnock boss suffered a heart attack whilst out playing golf. Thankfully, he was taken straight to hospital and has since been released after making excellent progress in his recovery.

Making excellent progress. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Jefferies has praised the medical staff that dealt with him in the wake of this event.

He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “I would like to say how grateful I am to the paramedics and all the people in the cath lab at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and all the wonderful medical staff. The nurses do a fantastic job – the work they do is just phenomenal.

“I was always confident I was going to pull through. But there was a moment when I thought to myself: ‘I hope I’m going to survive this’, but I always had confidence in the paramedics.

Was always believing he’d pull through (Michael Steele /Allsport)

“They were always talking to me and telling me ‘you’re doing so well’. I was out of it but they are trained to expect that kind of thing, they brought me back and they stayed with me right to the end.”

Great news that Jefferies is on the mend

It’s great to hear that Jefferies is getting better. It’s a testament to his character that he has been so positive after such a serious health matter.

Jefferies is a well loved member of the Scottish footballing world, fondly remembered by Hearts fans especially. He was a player for them during the late 60s, 70s and early 80s.

Jefferies is a devoted Hearts man. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Hearts lifted the Scottish Cup in 1998 under his guidance. Other teams he has managed within Scotland include Berwick Rangers, Falkirk, Kilmarnock and Dunfermline. He is currently sporting director at Edinburgh City.

Hopefully Jefferies’ recovery continues to come on leaps and bounds, so that he can return to his role with Edinburgh City, and the golf course obviously.

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