Hull City: Mike Phelan appointed assistant to Steve Bruce

Hull manager Mike Phelan
Mike Phelan played at right-back for Manchester United between 1989 and 1994

Mike Phelan has been appointed assistant to Hull manager Steve Bruce.

The 52-year-old ex-defender played with Bruce at Manchester United, where he later became assistant to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"I'm extremely pleased to be at this football club," Phelan told the Hull website.

"I'm looking forward to working with Steve and hopefully I can bring with me some of the things I have learnt over the years to help us improve."

Phelan was recently assistant at Norwich City, and replaces Steve Agnew who left Hull to join Middlesbrough in December.

Hull are 18th in the Premier League table, one point from safety. Their next match is at Manchester City on Saturday.