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HEALY CAN BE A BLUES GREAT.

LINFIELD chairman Roy McGivern is backing David Healy to build a Blues dynasty in the mould of former long-serving bosses David Jeffrey and Roy Coyle.

Jeffrey won 31 trophies in 17 years at the helm before stepping down in 2014 while Coyle also hit the 31 mark in the Windsor hotseat between 1975 and 1990.

Healy, who delivered a first league title to the Belfast club in five years at the weekend and can complete a treble in Saturday's Irish Cup final with Coleraine, has a year left on his deal.

And McGivern is keen to tie the former Northern Ireland striker (inset) to a new contract. He said: "We will sit down after the Irish Cup final and talk to David. He has done a superb job and hopefully he is with us for a long time. I hope this is only the start of building something new because obviously David Jeffrey had a great reign and also Roy Coyle before him.

"I'd like to think David can start something special at Linfield now, go on and win more silverware and be a hero."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 2, 2017
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