Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Phelan to Keep Role as Sporting Director with Aussies

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Phelan to Keep Role as Sporting Director with Aussies

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MIKE Phelan will continue with his role as sporting director at The Central Coast Mariners while being first-team coach at United.

The club confirmed Sir Alex Ferguson's former assistant would be returning to Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's number two.

And Phelan has revealed he had a conversation with the club to ensure he could continue in his role as sporting director for Australian side the Mariners.

"Taking on a temporary coaching role at Manchester United is extremely exciting," Phelan said.

"It's also a really positive step for the Mariners to have a direct link with Manchester United as I will continue my role as sporting director.

"I'm still a Mariner. I've put something in place that I want to see through. This might be a small distraction, but it's with one of the biggest clubs in the world that I simply couldn't turn down. …

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