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Ebbrell Named Assistant Manager

1 October 2022

Club News

Ebbrell Named Assistant Manager

1 October 2022

Oldham Athletic are delighted to announce the appointment of John Ebbrell as the club’s new assistant manager.

The 52-year-old, who was assistant to David Unsworth in the U23 set-up at Everton, joins Latics with a vast amount of playing and coaching experience.

Ebbrell’s arrival follows the appointment of Francis Jeffers as first team coach and B-team manager, completing Unsworth’s backroom staff.

“John is an outstanding coach, a real student of the game and we’ve worked together closely for a number of years with a lot of success,” Unsworth said.

“At both first-team and academy level, we have got to know each other inside out and myself, John and Francis work really well together as a team.

“John is a very different type of coach to me which I like and there’s a real opportunity to hit different areas of coaching.

“He has a vast amount of expertise, which I’m sure he’ll bring to the fold from day one and now my team is in place, I’m really looking forward to getting to work as a coaching staff.”


Ebbrell started his playing career at Everton in the 1986, and was a regular at Goodison Park during the first half of the 1990s, being part of the side that won the FA Cup in 1995 alongside Unsworth.

Howard Kendall took the midfielder to Sheffield United in 1997, but his time at Bramall Lane was marked by injury before being forced to retire aged just 29.

John then took up the role of Chief Scout at Everton and later oversaw Tranmere Rovers’ Centre of Excellence, before returning to Everton in 2015.

After holding a number of roles in the academy, he was promoted to assistant manager of Everton U23s, under David Unsworth, working with him in that capacity for six years.

Welcome to Latics, John!


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