Former Everton physio Mick Rathbone is to return to Finch Farm working with David Unsworth and the Under 23 set-up, it has been revealed.
Rathbone, who left the club in 2010 after serving the Blues exceptionally well, will be a popular choice to return to the club, shortly after he celebrated his 60th birthday.
Known as Baz, Rathbone was popular with the players and staff alike at Goodison Park, and famously saw off Duncan Ferguson on his first day in the role.
He later wrote in his fantastic autobiography that Duncan Ferguson had welcomed him to the club, introducing himself with, “I’m Duncan Ferguson and I’ve ruined a few physio’s careers” to which Rathbone quickly replied “I’m Baz Rathbone and I’ve finished a few striker’s careers in my time.”
Rathbone was credited by former Everton striker Yakubu has helping him get through 11 months of injury while at the club, and the Nigerian international labelled Rathbone as “like a father” when he spoke to us earlier this week.