Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mike Phelan Biography

Mike Phelan Assistant manager Man United, Mike Phelan, Mike Phelan Assistant manager, Mike Phelan Assistant manager Man Utd, Man United, Manchester united, Mike Phelan BiographyMichael Christopher "Mike" Phelan also known as Mick Phelan or Micky Phelan. He was born 24 September 1962 in Nelson, Lancashire. He is an English football coach, former player, and current assistant manager of Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Phelan began his career at Burnley, signing as an associated schoolboy in July 1979, as an apprentice two years later and as a professional in July 1980. He made his league debut in January 1981 against Chesterfield and whilst at Turf Moor, gained England Youth caps and a Third Division champions medal in 1982. But in 1985, Burnley were relegated to the Fourth Division, and Phelan moved to Norwich City for £60,000 on 13 July 1985.

In Coaching career Phelan moved on shortly afterwards, taking up a role at Manchester United's Centre of Excellence. With Steve McClaren's departure to Middlesbrough in the summer of 2001, Phelan was promoted to first-team coach. He was appointed assistant manager of Manchester United on 3 September 2008, replacing Carlos Queiroz who had left to manage the Portuguese national team.

In January 2010, Phelan was linked with a return to his first club Burnley as manager, this following the departure of Owen Coyle to Bolton Wanderers.

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