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Manchester United confirm Phelan appointed assistant manager

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Mike Phelan as the club’s permanent assistant manager.

The 56-year-old returned to the club as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff in December and has now signed a three-year-deal to remain at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United player Phelan had previously worked as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant between 2008 and 2013, having been a first-team coach at the club since 2001.

Having recently worked in a sporting director role at Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners, Phelan had been reported to be keen on taking a similar role at United as the club look to restructure their hierarchy.

The former Hull City manager has now penned a new deal to remain as Solskjaer’s assistant, and says he is ‘thrilled’ to be staying at the club on a permanent basis.

“I am thrilled to be back as assistant manager,” he told the Man Utd website.

“Manchester United has been a huge part of my life since I joined as a player in 1989 and I am delighted to be able to continue that relationship in this key role.

“Since returning in December, I have enjoyed working with Ole, Michael, Kieran, Mark and Emilio and we are all focused on preparing for the new season.”

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