WREXHAM coach Joey Jones is recovering well from a four-hour heart operation, according to the North Wales club.
The former Liverpool full-back underwent surgery at Liverpool's Broad-green Hospital, where Anfield manager Gerard Houllier and Reds bootroom legend Ronnie Moran have both been treated with similar problems.
After a period of sedation, the 47-year-old former Wales international was considered well enough to be visited by his wife Janice and friend Mickey Thomas.
Wrexham vice-chairman David Rhodes told the club's official website, "Obviously, the problems that Gerard experienced last season kept him away from Anfield for an extended period and we would assume that Joey will be recovering for a similar length of time.
"There is certainly no-one rushing him back to work. We just want him returned to full fitness as soon as possible, for his own sake and that of the club.
"Everyone at The Racecourse wishes Joey a full and speedy recovery, as he will certainly be missed over the coming months."