City Council to honour David Jeffrey

Published Monday, 03 March 2014
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A motion honouring outgoing Linfield boss David Jeffrey is to be raised at Belfast City Council on Monday.

City Council to honour David Jeffrey
Linfield boss David Jeffrey. (© Pacemaker)

Jeffrey, who has managed the Blues for more than 17 years, announced in February that he was stepping down at the end of the season.

During his time in charge the club won nine league titles and seven Irish Cups, including a clean sweep of domestic silverware in 2005/06.

Councillors at City Hall will be asked to recognise the "significant contribution made to Irish League football by Mr David Jeffrey".

The motion lists David Jeffrey's achievements in winning over 30 trophies to date as well as marking "the contribution made through his character and his enthusiasm for Irish League football."

It has been proposed by Alderman Ruth Patterson of the DUP.

David Jeffrey's team are currently two points clear of Cliftonville at the top of the league, and will face Crusaders in the final of the Co Antrim Shield on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile speculation as to who will take over at Linfield continues, with some of the top candidates including Ballymena's Glen Ferguson, Stephen Baxter at Crusaders, and Northern Ireland legend David Healy - who last week laughed off speculation linking him to the post.

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10 Comments
Eddie in East Belfast wrote (238 days ago):
Arthur in Belfast. Tell me please, What did Coyle do at the Glens that he deserves recognition? Certainly with the trophies he won at Windsor i can understand, but he was only at the Oval for a few years, winning a couple of trophies.
Gareth R in East Belfast wrote (239 days ago):
Coming from a DUP supporter , Ruth Patterson is becoming a bit of a pain , continous controversy over her actions simply playing into the hands of others and im not just talking about sinn fein but likes of PUP etc with forthcoming council elections shes taking a big gamble , too much of a reliability
Holly in Newtownabbey wrote (239 days ago):
Could someone please explain how wearing a Linfield scarf makes you a bigot? That's like saying anyone who wears a GAA or Cliftonville top or scarf must be a republican terrorist. This place is getting worse.
john in crumlin wrote (239 days ago):
maybe Ulster bank could bring out a penny with his head on it.
Arthur in Belfast wrote (239 days ago):
Why should he get anything,what did Roy Coyle get for doing the same thing for both Linfield and Glentoran.Or Ronnie Mcfall at Portadown.
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