09 May 2023
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David Jeffrey and Ballymena United have parted ways by mutual consent, the club has announced.

The Premiership club released the news on their official website on Tuesday evening:-

"Ballymena United can announce that David Jeffrey has left the club this evening by mutual consent.

"We thank David for his achievements at the Showgrounds during his time here, not least for our League Cup win and European forays, and express our best wishes to him for the future.

"Ballymena United are inviting expressions of interest for the position of first team manager/head coach.

"Applicants who have at least started their UEFA Pro Diploma qualification would be desirable, however applicants who have their UEFA A Licence and are in a position to work to the UEFA Pro Diploma within a reasonable timeframe will be considered."

The longest serving manager in the history of the club, the news comes two days after the Sky Blues lost to Crusaders in the Irish Cup final, their third appearance in the showpiece decider in four years.

Additionally, during his seven year tenure at The Showgrounds, he guided United to a runners-up spot in the Premiership, victory in the League Cup and twice into Europe.