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Ruthless Healy gives top coach Wylie the boot


Linfield boss David Healy has made the biggest call of his summer transfer business by ending Alfie Wylie's 14-year association with the club.

The hugely respected Blues coach, who is also manager of the Northern Ireland women's team, joins a number of players in leaving the club as Healy looks to steer Linfield back to the top of domestic football.

Wylie was brought to Windsor Park by former Linfield manager David Jeffrey in 2004 and was also part of Warren Feeney's coaching team. The 61-year-old former Glenavon manager will be disappointed to leave the club but Healy recognises that big calls need to be made to revive the team's fortunes.

Northern Ireland's record goalscorer has already stated that Reece Glendinning, Ross Clarke, Louis Rooney and Achille Campion are leaving the club, while Stephen Lowry has rejoined Coleraine.

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