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David Jeffrey: Linfield manager to step down at end of season

Blues boss leaving club after 17 years in charge

Linfield boss David Jeffrey has announced he is stepping down as manager of the club at the end of the season.

Jeffrey shocked Irish League football by announcing he was set to leave the role at the end of the season after 17 years at the helm.

During his time in charge Linfield won nine league championships and seven Irish Cups.

The 51-year-old is currently one short of Roy Coyle's tally of 31 trophies as manager of the Irish League's most successful club.

The Blues boss said leaving at the end of the season "will be the right time for my time as manager of this great club to come to an end".

"I have concluded that it really would be in the club's interests, and my interests, if I stepped down at the end of the current season," Jeffrey said in a s Linfield's website.

"With my situation clarified, I believe our players will be free to play to their full potential and be fully focused on winning back the Gibson Cup and the County Antrim Shield.

"I am unequivocal that the end of the season will be the right time for my time as manager of this great club to come to an end."

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