Published Friday, 02 May 2014
David Jeffrey spoke to UTV Sport about his time with Linfield. (© UTV)
David Jeffrey led his players out for the final time last Saturday as he brought his 17-year career in charge of the Blues to an end with a win over Glenavon.
He said it had been a "very difficult" decision but that he felt it was the right time.
David Jeffrey explained: "In the cold light of day it was quite simple because it was becoming a wee bit of a circus, despite all of the success and what we'd achieved, despite the fact we were rebuilding there was the feeling that no matter what you do, if you lose one or lose two it was crisis period.I really felt that it was the right time for me certainly for the club."
He added that his last game in charge had been a "super" day and that the club's decision to announce his successor 15 minutes after the final whistle was up to them.
"What I would say is it was probably the worst kept secret in the country, everybody knew Warren had the job and the club felt they had to make an official announcement," he said.
"As for me, I had a wonderful day. We had a fantastic time with the game, my God children there, we're out in the pitch, I was getting applause from the Glenavon supporters as well as the blue men and women, so the club choose when to put it out and that was up to them.
"I had a super day."
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