Everton U21 coach Alan Stubbs is backing former Blues teammates James Beattie for success with Accrington Stanley.
Beatts has taken charge of the League Two outfit this summer.
â€śBeatts was a laugh a minute guy, very jovial and liked to play a trick on people,â€ť Stubbs told evertonfc.com. â€śBut he did have a serious side and Iâ€™m thrilled for him [to get the job].
â€śItâ€™s a great opportunity for him to dip his toes in the water in the management side. Iâ€™m hoping he can do really well and hopefully we will be able to help him down the line.
â€śHe is quite a clever lad and a bit of a thinker, as well as liking the joking side of football.â€ť