Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy recovering from heart attack

Duffy was taken to hospital over the weekend after suffering chest pains

JIm Duffy is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack. Picture: SNS

Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.

The former Hibs boss and Hearts director of football revealed he had chest pains that were so serious he went into hospital in Glasgow.

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Duffy, thankfully, is on the mend following the shock news that he suffered a heart attack.

Jim Duffy counts Hibs amongst his former clubs. Picture: SNS

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, the 61-year-old detailed the horrible moments over the weekend, while praising the NHS staff.

“I felt an excruciating pain in my chest when I got up on Saturday morning,” he said. “It was so severe that I went to hospital and tests showed that I had suffered a heart attack.”

He added: “The NHS has been in the news a lot lately because of the coronavirus pandemic but I’ve seen for myself how brilliantly and professionallythey do their jobs.”

Duffy, who has been in charge at Dumbarton since 2018, has been moved to a specialist cardiac unit where he is making “positive progress”.

The club said: “Dumbarton Football Club sends its very best wishes to manager Jim Duffy, who is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.

“The news has come as a real shock to all at the Club, but all indications are that he is making positive progress towards a recovery.

”As well as Jim, he and his family and many friends are in our thoughts at this difficult moment.

“We would also like to thank all NHS staff who are working to ensure Jim comes through this setback and recovers in full.

“We will post more official information as and when we get it.”

Duffy’s managerial career started in the late 1980s with Falkirk before two spells at Dundee with Hibs sandwiched in between. He has since taken charge at Brechin City, Clyde and Greenock Morton.