Post by Everton News. on Jul 17, 2017 14:31:40 GMT
Everton legend Kevin Sheedy lands new coaching role
Saudi club Al-Shabab announce that Blues hero has joined them
Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab have announced that Everton legend Kevin Sheedy has been appointed to a new coaching role with them after exiting his position with the Blues youngsters earlier this month.
Al-Shabab’s club account Tweeted: “Al Shabab has signed former Everton legend “Kevin Sheedy” to be part of the coaching team for Al Shabab youth team.”
Finishing sixth in the Saudi top flight last season, Al-Shabab, based in the capital city of Riyadh, have been domestic champions on six occasions, most recently in 2012.
They are coached by Sami Al-Jaber, 44, who netted 52 times in 106 appearances for the Saudi national team and became the first Saudi footballer to play in England after a loan spell with Wolves in 2000.
Goodison hero Sheedy enjoyed a successful 11-year-stint back at the club where won two League Championships and the European Cup-Winners’ Cup as a player.
Now 57, he played a key role with the Blues academy over the past decade and is credited with overseeing the development of a string of exciting homegrown talents such as Tom Davies , Ross Barkley and JonJoe Kenny .
The former Republic of Ireland international steered his teams to several honours including Premier Academy League in 2014 and the prestigious Dallas Cup in 2016.