"It was a difficult decision to leave Everton as the club means a lot to me, but this was certainly too good an opportunity to turn down"
Francis Jeffers says joining Town as a first-team coach has brought about some good memories from his playing days at Portman Road.
The former striker, who joins the Club as part of Paul Cook's coaching staff having previously been with Everton U23s, played for Blues during a short loan spell in 2007 when he scored four goals in nine appearances.
"I'm very excited about this," the 40-year-old said.
"I played here many years ago and I've seen some familiar faces around the building which was nice and brought back some good memories.
"I loved my time here, although it was short, and I had a great relationship with the fans. They really took to me and I took to them and now it's great to be back.
"It was a difficult decision to leave Everton as the club means a lot to me, but this was certainly too good an opportunity to turn down.
"It's an opportunity I'm relishing and I am looking forward to working with the manager, the coaching staff and the players.
"We know we have to improve, and in particular with scoring goals but we do have talent here and it's about putting it together. I want to play my part and help this club get back where it belongs."