Sports Minister Caral Ni Chuilin has thanked David Jeffrey for his contribution to football ahead of his last game in charge of Linfield FC today.
The minister said: "David has had a hugely successful career at Linfield.
"His managerial record speaks for itself; in just over 17 years he has brought 31 trophies, including a number of back-to-back championships, to Windsor Park.
"David's devotion to his club and football as a whole is unquestionable. In his role as manager, he has helped to nurture young talent within the game and has become a hero to the many Blues supporters.
"His enthusiasm and dedication to the game has been an inspiration to many."