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Linfield manager David Healy signs contract extension at Windsor Park

David Healy has won the Gibson Cup twice as Linfield manager.
David Healy has won the Gibson Cup twice as Linfield manager.

Linfield manager David Healy has signed a new contract at Windsor Park.

The former Northern Ireland striker has penned a two year extension, keeping him at the helm of the Danske Bank Premiership champions until 2022.

Healy has won five trophies during his three and a half year reign, including two league crowns.

On penning his new deal, Healy spoke of the pressure to succeed at the club that now boasrs 53 Irish League titles.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have reached agreement for this contract extension. I love being manager of this football club and I love the challenges that come with it," he told the club website.

"I’m really looking forward to the challenge that next season will bring and it’s great to be back working in pre season with what is a really great group of players.

"I’ve got a dedicated coaching and backroom team alongside me and together, we will aim to improve and drive on the players to further successes in the coming years.

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"I really want to thank the board for the support and faith that they have shown in me and I’m looking forward to continue working closely with them, the team committee the general manager and the recently appointed recruitment and development manager Willie McKeown.

"We have good people and good structures in place to meet what are sure to be difficult challenges ahead. We are well aware of the improvements that other clubs have made but my staff and players will be ready for and welcome the challenge.”

Healy and his squad are now back in pre-season training ahead of next month's Champions League tie against Rosenborg.

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