Midfielder Lewis Nightingale has left Evo-Stik League Premier club Farsley Celtic to take up coaching role with Merseyside giants Everton.
The talented play-maker who returned to the Celts at the beginning of last season has left the club to take up a role with the Premier League outfit to join their youth coaching set-up.
Nightingale made forty-three league and cup starts with ten further appearances off the bench for Farsley in 2016/17, scoring 17 goals including a memorable hat-trick at Ramsbottom United in the Celts 7-0 win.
He was also honoured in being selected for the First Division North team of the season in 2015/16 and 2016/17.
On making the move he said: “Being offered a role with Everton and their under 14-16s players is massive for my career and an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.
“Last season was, as I look at it now, the perfect way to go out. Getting promoted and being a part of that was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Nest – met and played with some great lads and the club is such a great place to play. I will miss being part of it.
“For now, I’m going to put the playing boots away and concentrate on my coaching. Maybe in time I’ll be able to get them out again, but the commitment to my new role will make it difficult.
“I would like to thank everyone at Farsley and I wish Adam and the lads the best for the new season and I’m sure they’ll end up where they want to be”.
— FarsleyCeltic (@FarsleyCelticFC) July 9, 2017