BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press
Former Rangers striker David Healy admits he is thrilled to have been handed his first dugout role after being appointed the manager of Linfield.
The Northern Ireland legend was introduced as Warren Feeney’s successor to the Windsor Park crowd before Wednesday’s League Cup defeat to Ballinamallard.
The 36-year-old, who made 24 appearances in 18-months at Ibrox until August 2012 before retiring as a player the following summer following a spell with Bury, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Danske Bank outfit.
Healy, who notched a record 36 goals for his country, said: “It’s an honour and privilege for me to be manager of this football club.
“When Linfield approached me, there was only going to be one answer and that was yes.
“To me, Windsor Park was my Wembley and to come back here as manager – I just can’t wait to get started.
“I’m grateful to the club for showing a lot of faith in me. I’ll be working 24 hours a day.”