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Warren Feeney has passion for Linfield role: Glenn Ferguson

By Graham Luney

Glenn Ferguson believes Warren Feeney's passion for Linfield could help him become a big hit as manager at Windsor Park.

Linfield have set their sights on the former Northern Ireland international as the man to succeed David Jeffrey who is stepping down at the end of the season after 17-and-a-half years in charge.

The 33-year-old former Bournemouth player is the new frontrunner for the post after Linfield failed to agree terms with Pat Fenlon.

Ballymena United supremo and Linfield legend Ferguson didn't apply for the post but Feeney, who is assistant at non-league Salisbury City, is keen to land the role.

It's understood that the man who earned 46 international caps still believes he can perform a role on the pitch and wants a player-manager position.

Ferguson was involved in Northern Ireland squads with Feeney and he's prepared to send him a good luck message should the Stockport County, Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle old boy don the shirt of his boyhood club.

"Warren is a passionate Blueman and I'm sure it would be a dream job for him," said Ferguson.

"He understands the history of the club, the demands and expectations involved and the desire to win silverware.

"Of course he will believe he has the skills and determination to become a successful manager and if he is handed the job I wish him all the luck.

"If Warren could enjoy even a slice of the success that David Jeffrey has enjoyed them I'm sure he would be happy with that.

"It's a huge honour and a big responsibility but being a big Linfield fan he will have the support of the Blues faithful and I've no doubt they will back him and get behind him."

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