Warren Feeney plays down David Moyes comparison

Warren Feeney is ready for the challenge at Windsor Park

Warren Feeney is ready for the challenge at Windsor Park

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Warren Feeney has played down comparisons between his Linfield appointment and that of David Moyes replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Feeney has signed a two-year deal to become new Blues manager – succeeding legendary boss David Jeffrey who claimed 31 trophies in 17 stellar years at Windsor Park.

Moyes only lasted 10 months following a woeful tenure at Old Trafford, while 33-year-old Feeney is embarking on his first managerial job.

“People have compared this to the David Moyes situation at Manchester United,” Feeney said on Tuesday.

“With regards Moyes, he went into that job looking at it as a great opportunity.

“He has Premiership experience, but at the end of the day it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down. He did things his way and gave his best shot and it wasn’t good enough.

“Things didn’t happen for him.

“People will say it is the same situation here with me succeeding David Jeffrey, but I will let other people do the talking.

“I know what I want to do, and all I am worried about is what is in my changing room.”