NIFWA Chairman Stuart McKinley presents Linfield's David Healy with the Belleek trophy for Manager of the Month.

NIFWA MANGER OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2019

Linfield manager David Healy is NIFWA Manager of the Month for August.

While Linfield played just two games in the league so far this season, the Blues made their mark in the Europa League.

In August, Linfield knocked-out both HB Torshavn and FK Sutjeska, before beating Qarabag 3-2 at Windsor Park. Unfortunatley, Healy's men lost the away leg 2-1 and missed out on a spot in the group stages due to the away goal rule.

Healy said, "It was an incredible journey. I thought my days of going to places like Azerbaijan and Montenegro were over when I retired from international football, so to get the chance to manage there with my beloved Linfield was an incredible experience.

"We've got a lot of plaudits for success in Linfield, and I am grateful for this award, but know we have to refocus on the Irish League. There's no point doing well in Europe if you don't back it up in the domestic game."

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