Feeney appointed Linfield manager

Published Saturday, 26 April 2014
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Linfield have announced the appointment of Warren Feeney to replace outgoing manager David Jeffrey.

Feeney appointed Linfield manager
Warren Feeney will take over in May. (© Presseye)

Following the club's final game against Glenavon, the club announced the appointment of the former Northern Ireland international.

The club's board of directors said Feeney was chosen for his "considerable experience and pedigree" from his playing career, both at club and international level.

They said he was a lifelong Linfield supporter who impressed the club directors "greatly at interview with his enthusiasm, vision and ambition for the future of the club".

In a statement, the board said: "Congratulations and every best wish to Warren, as he embarks on this new challenge ahead and the board of directors know that our supporters will give him their full backing and a warm Linfield welcome."

Feeney, who is set to be unveiled to the press on Tuesday, said he was delighted to take charge at Windsor Park.

I am well aware of the demands, pressures and expectations at Linfield and I will be doing all in my power to help bring success to the club.

Warren Feeney

He said: "I have been a lifelong supporter of the club and it will be a huge honour and a privilege for me to manage this great club.

"I will be meeting with the players, staff, and directors as soon as possible and I cannot wait to get started in my new role.

"With the stadium set to undergo major redevelopment in the coming months, this is undoubtedly a period of great change at the club but this is a hugely exciting challenge for me and one that I will approach with enthusiasm and full confidence in the staff and players I will be working with.

"I will also look forward to meeting as many of our supporters as possible over the course of the coming months."

Feeney, leaves his position as assistant manager of English Conference side Salisbury City.

The 33-year-old's father, also Warren, once played for Linfield.

At the age of 16, Feeney won the IFA Youth Cup with Linfield Rangers before embarking on a professional career with Leeds United, Bournemouth, Stockport County, Luton Town, Cardiff City, Swansea City, Dundee United, Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle.

The forward played 46 times for Northern Ireland scoring on five occasions.

After his father and grandfather, Feeney was the third generation of his family to play for the international side.

Feeney, who takes up the position of manager on 1 May, replaces the out-going David Jeffrey who leaves the club after 17 years in charge and winning an impressive 31 trophies.

© UTV News
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