Rangers' coveted world record under threat as UK club launches ambitious five-year plan
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Rangers' coveted world record eyed as UK club launches ambitious five-year plan

Linfield have launched an ambitious five-year plan which will see them look to overtake Rangers and set a new world record for the most domestic league title wins.

After a decade-long wait, the Gers secured their 55th top-flight Scottish league crown earlier this month, but the Belfast club aren’t far behind.

Rangers recently secured the Premiership title with six matches to spare. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Linfield moved to 54 titles after a third NIFL Premiership success in four campaigns last season and they are currently five points clear at the top of the table.

David Healy and co. will be immensely disappointed if they don’t draw level with the Gers by the end of their campaign, but the Blues are already looking well beyond this season.

In an ambitious plan released on Monday afternoon, Linfield state their aim to dominate Northern Irish football and to make strides in Europe between now and the end of 2025.

They also want to grow their fan base significantly and to improve the financial sustainability of the club in that time [Linfieldfc.com].

One of their tangible on-field targets is to win at least the NIFL Premiership title or the Irish Cup every season and the club wants to transition to a sustainable full-time playing model in order to provide the optimum conditions for success.

Linfield have launched an ambitious plan which could see them overtake Rangers. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Of course, should Rangers’ 2020/21 title win trigger their own period of domestic dominance, it may well be impossible for Linfield to overtake their friends across the Irish Sea by 2025.

However, if the Gers don’t manage to build on this season’s success, they could soon lose their coveted record.

Linfield dished out a 7-0 hammering at the weekend and a player who left Ibrox in January scored with a long-range effort.

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