Ballymena United have agreed to extend the contract of manager David Jeffrey in a move which will keep him at The Showgrounds until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Announcing the deal on the official club website, chairman John Taggart said: "I am delighted that David has committed himself to Ballymena United for a further three years from this date.

David and Bryan (McLaughlin) are a top team, completely self-motivated and driven to obtain success for the club. Already we have witnessed how a successful manager brings success, and I have full confidence in David and his backroom team to continue to breed that success over the next few seasons."

And Jeffrey, at the club since March 2016, echoed those comments, "To the chairman, vice-chair and the board of directors, I want to thank you very much for the appreciation, respect and belief you have shown to Bryan and I by extending our contracts even with a year still to run.

"Bryan and I are highly self-motivated with regards to our work and efforts to bring more success to Ballymena United, but to have this tangible encouragement from the club is a most welcome experience for us.

"In our time here to date we have seen some success, however, we have always said that we are here to waken the sleeping giant and we aim to do just that."

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