Mike Phelan is a former professional footballer and the current manager of Premier League team, Hull City. Spending most of his playing career at Burnley, Norwich City and world-famous club, Manchester United, Phelan had a brilliant playing career, dedicating his younger days to the beautiful game. Phelan earned a single cap for England, whilst he was at Manchester United. In 2002, Norwich fans voted Phelan into the club’s Hall of Fame.
Moving into coaching after the end of his playing career, Phelan first took a position as Gary Megson’s assistant at his former club, Norwich City. This was before Phelan followed Megson to Blackpool and then Stockport County. A short while after Megson left Stockport, Phelan was hired by another former club, Manchester United, taking over as the assistant manager of the club’s reserve team.
Two years later, Phelan was promoted to become Alex Ferguson‘s chief first-team coach. In 2008, Phelan replaced Carlos Queiroz as Ferguson’s assistant manager. Phelan remained in this position until Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, when Ferguson’s successor, David Moyes replaced the entire coaching staff.
After a year out of football, Phelan was appointed as the first-team coach at Norwich City and took temporary charge of the club when manager Neil Adams resigned in January of 2015, only to be relieved of his duties by Adams’ permanent replacement, Alex Neil.
A month later, Phelan was appointed as assistant manager at Hull City, under former Manchester United team-mate, Steve Bruce. Phelan was promoted to first-team management following the departure of Bruce on a temporary basis before the 2016/17 season. This was made permanent in October of 2016.
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- Sporting Success
- Football Management
- Hull City
- The Premier League
- Manchester United
- Norwich City