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Healy delighted to bring legend Ferguson back to Windsor Park


By Graham Luney

Published 25/06/2016

Familiar face: Glenn Ferguson is Linfield’s new Academy directo
Familiar face: Glenn Ferguson is Linfield’s new Academy directo

Linfield legend Glenn Ferguson is back at Windsor Park - as the club's new Academy director.

Ferguson was released by then Blues chief David Jeffrey in 2009 after netting 285 goals and clocking up more than 500 appearances over a trophy-laden 11-year spell.

Linfield fans were shocked by the move but Ferguson's legendary status at Windsor Park was assured and now he's reunited with his old Northern Ireland team-mate David Healy and on another mission to reawaken the sleeping giant.

The Blues lost this year's Irish Cup decider to Glenavon and boss Healy, who succeeded Warren Feeney in October, is hoping to unlock the trophy cabinet after two seasons without silverware.

Ferguson was axed as Ballymena United boss at the end of February after four years in the dug-out, completing 200 games in charge of the Sky Blues and winning the County Antrim Shield twice.

Jeffrey is now in charge at Warden Street while Ferguson has returned to the club where he remains a hero.

Healy has revealed that Ferguson will replace David Chisholm as Academy director and he added: "I know Glenn very well and I'm looking forward to working closely with him when he gets started in his new role.

"I know that he's very excited about taking up this new challenge and I also know that the Academy staff and coaches are looking forward to working with Glenn when the season gets under way."

Linfield begin their Europa League adventure on Thursday night when they entertain Cork City at Windsor Park (7.45pm).

Belfast Telegraph

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