Linfield: Ryan McConville re-appointed as manager of Women's Premiership side

Ryan McConville has been re-appointed as manager of Linfield, six years after leaving the Women's Premiership club.

He resigned from his role as Lisburn boss to replace Phil Lewis, who departed the Blues earlier this month.

McConville guided Linfield to three league titles as well as the Irish Cup, League Cup and County Antrim Cup during his previous spell in charge.

Linfield finished fifth in the Women's Premiership in the 2023 season, 18 points adrift of champions Glentoran.

McConville has had a long coaching career in the women's game in Northern Ireland, starting at Newry City before his successful stint at Linfield.

After managing in Scotland with Forfar Farmington as well as in China and Kenya, he returned to Northern Ireland with Sion Swifts in 2021.

He had a brief seven game spell in charge of Derry City before taking over at Lisburn in July, guiding them to sixth in the Women's Premiership table in only their second season in the top-flight.