Linfield advertise for manager's job

Published Friday, 21 February 2014
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Linfield have taken the step of advertising for the role of manager of the football club in a newspaper following the announcement that current boss David Jeffrey is to step down at the end of the season.

Linfield advertise for manager's job
Speculation has been mounting over who will occupy the dugout at Windsor Park. (© Presseye)

Jeffrey, who has been at the club for over 20 years and served as manager for the past 17 announced at the weekend he is to step down.

On Friday a job advertisement appeared in the Belfast Telegraph appealing for those interested in the position of head coach.

The role, according to the ad, will involve, running the club including organising its coaching and scouting structure, handling training sessions, preparing for matches and player recruitment.

The club has said the successful candidate will also have to liaise with supporters' organisations, local media and the community.

Interestingly the club has not ruled out candidates who wish to continue their careers on the pitch as a player manager.

The successful candidate, the advertisement says, should hold a UEFA Pro coaching licence and the salary is negotiable.

Bookies favourite for the position includes the likes of former Hibs boss Pat Fenlon, Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter and Ballymena head coach and Linfield legend Glenn Ferguson.

There has also been speculation linking Northern Ireland favourites David Healy and Iain Dowie to the job.

Those interested in the position should apply in writing to the club attaching an up-to-date CV and two references.

© UTV News
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5 Comments
Robert in Belfast wrote (150 days ago):
Applications should be sent to:- Irish Football Association 20 Windsor Ave, Belfast BT9 6EG, Northern Ireland
Gareth in Belfast wrote (152 days ago):
David moyes i think has applied for it ??? Na dont even think linfield would take him ha ha ha ha ha .....
Supporter in Belfast wrote (153 days ago):
No chance of Dowie going to Linfield, the guy is big league, Pat Fenlon would be great although he may not want the pressure of being the first catholic to manage the club, i would welcome him with open arms and as a player the fans loved him
East Belfast Blueman in East Belfast wrote (153 days ago):
I would love to see Graham Watt get the job, He would really shake things up at Windsor
brendann roggers in belfast wrote (153 days ago):
david moyes (man utd manager) NEXT linfield manager you heard it here first!
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