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.
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].
Never Standing Still
Linfield Football Club has today March 15th 2021 launched its new five-year Strategic Plan (2021-2025). This launch date coincides with the 135th anniversary of the club and heralds a new and exciting future for the Belfast Blues.https://t.co/Ct31oRpRph pic.twitter.com/Z8AJGKXBiH
— Linfield FC (@OfficialBlues) March 15, 2021
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.
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.