Healy laughs off Linfield job rumours

Published Friday, 28 February 2014
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Former Northern Ireland star David Healy has laughed off rumours he could take over the top job at Linfield Football Club, in the wake of David Jeffrey stepping down as manager.

Healy laughs off Linfield job rumours
David Healy talks to UTV. (© UTV)

Northern Ireland's all-time top scorer was the special guest at the Priory Integrated College Challenge Cup tournament on Friday, greeting excited pupils from Bangor primary schools.

Healy took time out to speak to UTV, admitting he wishes he was still playing for Northern Ireland after watching the qualifying draw for Euro 2016.

"I'm sure the players will have watched the draw and thought: 'Do you know what? This is a great opportunity for us to play in major finals ...'" he said.

"And, come 2016, hopefully that's going to be the case."

Northern Ireland will face Greece, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Romania and Hungary in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

But Healy retired from playing at the end of last year, turning his hand to coaching instead.

And despite suggestions he could be in line for the managerial job at Windsor Park, he insists he is staying focused on his current coaching role with Northern Ireland.

"I've been involved for two or three months, since throwing my boots away - it gives me a chance to hopefully see the next generation coming through," he added.

© UTV News
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