Mike Phelan leaves job as Norwich City coach

Mike Phelan
Mike Phelan was at Norwich City for nine games

Norwich City first-team coach Mike Phelan has left the club by mutual consent, only two months after arriving at Carrow Road.

Phelan, who was assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, had approached City about leaving the club.

The 52-year-old has departed 12 days after Alex Neil's appointment as manager of the Championship side.

Phelan initially arrived to work under former boss Neil Adams, who stood down at the beginning of January.

Neil, 33, will still be aided by the club's other first-team coach Gary Holt and will add his former assistant at Hamilton Academical, Frankie McAvoy, to his staff at the end of the month.

Phelan won three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his time as Ferguson's assistant between 2008 and 2013, and made 194 appearances in four years as a player with the Canaries in the 1980s.

He was also assistant to Gary Megson at Carrow Road during the 1995-96 season, but he is yet to manage a club in his own right.