Former Rangers and Northern Ireland striker David Healy managed Linfield to a 1-0-win last night against Larne in what could be a crucial three points in the title race.
Linfield went top of the NIFL Premiership table on goal difference ahead of Glentoran after the latest round of matches, and Healy will be aiming to win the title for the fourth consecutive time.
Chris Shields scored Linfield’s only goal with a 30th-minute penalty after Larne player Kofi Balmer was sent off following a foul on Christy Manzinga and Linfield held onto the lead to secure all three points.
Former Rangers striker Healy has overseen the side since 2015 and has done an excellent job throughout his tenure, winning four league titles, two Irish Cups, and a League Cup in a trophy-laden spell for Linfield.
The Northern Irishman played for the Ibrox side between 2010 and 2012. Although his record at the club wasn’t fantastic, he still played a key part in helping the club secure two trophies in Walter Smith’s final season in charge.
His most famous exploits have come with the Northern Ireland national team, he is one of the few players who always seemed more comfortable on the international stage compared to playing at club level.
A total of 36 goals in 95 appearances certainly proves this and he holds the goalscoring record for his country.
The striker scored a famous hat-trick against Spain in the Euro 2008 Qualifiers and came close to singlehandedly ending Northern Ireland’s then 22-year tournament drought.
The 42-year-old is currently excelling in management and another league title could be on the cards if Linfield keep up their impressive run of form.