David Healy is on a mission to deliver further success to Linfield after agreeing a new three year contract with the Windsor Park club.
The Blues confirmed after Saturday’s 2-0 Danske Bank Premiership win over Crusaders that their manager had signed a new deal to extend his tenure until the end of the 2023/24 season.
It brings to an end speculation on Healy’s future following three months of protracted contract talks between the 42-year-old and Big Two giants.
Healy, who was appointed in October 2015, won his fourth league title and a second domestic double as Linfield manager last season.
The former Northern Ireland striker has won four Gibson Cups, two Irish Cups, one League Cup and one County Antrim Shield with the Big Two giants in his six years at the helm of the club.
Healy told the official Linfield website: “I am delighted to have reached this agreement with the club and I want to thank the board for their faith in me.
“I’ve loved my time here and I want to thank the staff and players who’ve helped us achieve success during my time here.
“It really has been a team effort.
“It’s good to get this contract agreed now as it leaves us free to focus on the important task ahead which is to aim to bring further success to this club.”
Chairman Roy McGivern said it was crucial Linfield tied Healy to a new contract with the reigning champions switching to a full-time model this season.
He said: “We are thrilled and it is a significant boost to the club as we embark on a new season and begin to implement our Strategic Plan.
“Since David arrived at Windsor Park in 2015, he has brought continued success to the club.
“I know he is totally committed to Linfield Football Club and we look forward to him bringing further success in the coming years. “
Linfield kicked off their title defence with a 2-0 win over Crusaders thanks to a brace from striker Christy Manzinga.