Feeney dismisses Linfield job rumours

Published Tuesday, 01 April 2014
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Warren Feeney has dismissed rumours linking him to the manager's job at Linfield as "pure speculation".

Feeney dismisses Linfield job rumours
Warren Feeney has emerged as a front runner for the job at Windsor. (© Presseye)

Speculation has been mounting over who will replace outgoing boss David Jeffrey at Windsor Park after he announced he was to step down at the end of the season.

Former Northern Ireland striker Feeney has emerged as the favourite to take over at the south Belfast club.

Feeney is currently cutting his coaching teeth as assistant manager at non-league Salisbury City in England.

The Blues board is meeting on Tuesday evening and it has been rumoured that it will recommend the 33-year-old replaces Jeffrey who is stepping down after 17 years in charge.

However, Feeney, who won 46 caps for Northern Ireland and played for Bournemouth, Stockport County, Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle, told UTV the rumours were nothing but "pure speculation" and that he was focused on his role at Salisbury.

The early front runner for the job, Pat Fenlon, is believed to have turned down the chance to return to the club he once played for.

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8 Comments
Colin Dunn in Falkirk wrote (142 days ago):
Given Spike has just taken Ballymena into a cup final I reckon he's smashed a plate or two. A dream team of Spike and Noel Bailie would do nicely.
martin in belfast wrote (146 days ago):
Heard a wee rumour that Spike Ferguson is very much in the running. Hasn't broke much delf at Ballymena but I suppose the unlimited transfer kitty at the Blues could gloss over his managerial shortcomings. Lets face it a drunk monkey on a galloping horse could win the league with the amount of money available in Linfields war chest
Tendwayi in Antrim wrote (146 days ago):
The Crues finish 2nd every year with no hassle? What planet are you on Bangor Billy? Baxter antics wouldn't be put up with at Windsor. He does well with what he has but will always be a small time manager of a small time club.
billy in bangor wrote (148 days ago):
why would steven baxter want leave crues ? can finish second every year for rest of life can win the odd cup and no hassle. think he is best manager in league but who wants all the hassle off blues glens or cville
just wait in ards wrote (148 days ago):
if linfield wait a while david moyes will be free, hope utd keep him for years.
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