Blues boss Jeffrey hails Coleraine’s ‘touch of class!’

Coleraine Chairman Colin McKendry and Manager Oran Kearney present David Jeffrey with a commemorative bottle of Coleraine Whiskey on the occasion of his last visit to the showground as Linfield Manager.'''The special label reads "Presented to David Jeffrey In Acknowledgement of his contribution to Irish League Football on the occasion of his last game as manager of Linfield Football Club at the Coleraine Showgrounds,  from The Directors, Staff & Players of Coleraine Football Club.  Saturday 22nd March 2014"
Coleraine Chairman Colin McKendry and Manager Oran Kearney present David Jeffrey with a commemorative bottle of Coleraine Whiskey on the occasion of his last visit to the showground as Linfield Manager.'''The special label reads "Presented to David Jeffrey In Acknowledgement of his contribution to Irish League Football on the occasion of his last game as manager of Linfield Football Club at the Coleraine Showgrounds, from The Directors, Staff & Players of Coleraine Football Club. Saturday 22nd March 2014"

Linfield manager David Jeffrey was touched as Coleraine Football Club made a special presentation to him after Saturday’s game.

Jeffrey, who is leaving the Windsor Park hot-seat at the end of this current campaign, was presented with a personalised bottle of Coleraine Whiskey by officials at The Showgrounds.

Speaking after the game the Blues boss told Times Sport he really appreciated the gesture.

“I have to mention the kindness and generosity of the Coleraine directors, staff and players who presented me with a personally labelled bottle of Coleraine Whiskey,” said Jeffrey.

“I though that was a really lovely touch. I always usually get a touch from the Coleraine crowd, I don’t know what was happening because they even applauded me today.

“I have to say to Coleraine the rivalry has been great but that was a touch of class today.”

Jeffrey also praised the Bannsiders for the way they went about their business on the pitch.

“We knew it was going to be difficult here, it always has been during my time with Linfield whether as a player or a manager, these games are special,” he said.

“They always put it up to you and Coleraine’s performance today belied their league position. They contributed mightily to a very entertaining game in a day when we had afour seasons.