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Robbie Fowler and Harry Kewell to coach Linfield

By Steven Beacom

New Linfield manager Warren Feeney will use some of his famous friends to make the Blues the top dogs in Irish League football again.

Feeney, who has agreed a two year contract with the Windsor Park outfit, is planning to ask former team-mates Robbie Fowler, Harry Kewell and David Healy to take some coaching sessions next season to inspire the Linfield players to win the title again, having seen Cliftonville achieve championship success in the past two campaigns.

Feeney has been best friends with Kewell since their teenage days together at Leeds while he became close to another former Liverpool star Fowler when the pair played at Cardiff. Healy and Feeney were, of course, strike partners for Northern Ireland.

"I have lots of contacts in the game, and have good relationships with some big names from my time playing in England and I will use them to help in different ways to get Linfield back to the top," said Feeney, as he was unveiled to the media at Windsor Park yesterday.

The 33-year-old, taking over from the legendary David Jeffrey, has already made his presence felt at Linfield with a straight talking meeting with his new players on Monday night and by appointing ex-Blackburn Rovers defenders Andy Todd as his assistant.

Todd is the son of former Derby County and England defensive great Colin and will be joined in Feeney's backroom staff by Alfie Wylie, who was part of Jeffrey's coaching team.

"I'm here to win game and trophies," said Feeney, in his first managerial role.

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