Mike Phelan - Assistant manager

Acole9

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He's a bit of a legend on twitter.
 

Dan-Utd

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What is his role can someone tell me? I feel he is just there to tell stories about fergie days and how he burst some balloons. A grandpa who is here to keep himself relevant. We need proper coaching staff. Sir alex made the Phelans and all relevant, not the other way round.
I think that if Moyes didn't get rid of literally all the staff, he would have done a hell of a lot better, Mike Phelan and the other staff were obviously very good at their job and as a coaching team it worked well, I've heard ex players say Mike Phelan has a wealth of knowledge and is a good man manager,

I actually thought did a decent job when he was in charge of Hull City in the Premier League, considering the lack of quality in the squad at his disposal.
 

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I think that if Moyes didn't get rid of literally all the staff, he would have done a hell of a lot better, Mike Phelan and the other staff were obviously very good at their job and as a coaching team it worked well, I've heard ex players say Mike Phelan has a wealth of knowledge and is a good man manager,

I actually thought did a decent job when he was in charge of Hull City in the Premier League, considering the lack of quality in the squad at his disposal.
Agreed. Moyes cut off his nose to spite his face. I understand why he wanted to bring his own men aboard, but it was a crazy decision in hindsight. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
 

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Agreed. Moyes cut off his nose to spite his face. I understand why he wanted to bring his own men aboard, but it was a crazy decision in hindsight. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Agree. When it became clear that we were hiring Moyes, I knew it was very likely to be a disaster appointment. As did most people. It was idiocy.

But the thing that gave me a little hope that it would work out was that he would have experienced staff behind him who lived and breathed the club and who would have had the respect of the players. I knew he wouldn't be inept enough to feck them off. So there was still hope.

Him sacking them all for his twats from the Merseyside job centre who looked as bemused to be there as we were, was simply confirmation that he was going to fail miserably. I don't understand his logic behind it. I would love to ask him. I cannot imagine any logical reason for it whatsoever, unless the staff themselves said they wanted to follow Sir Alex out the door, which i find very unlikely. Like, what did he actually expect to happen? It should have been much bigger news at the time than it was really because surely people realised what a bullet to the foot that was.

I'm very glad we now have a manager who understands the club. Phelan back. And people behind the scenes (Like Murtough and Fletcher) who know the club and know about football. Long may it continue.
 

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I think that if Moyes didn't get rid of literally all the staff, he would have done a hell of a lot better, Mike Phelan and the other staff were obviously very good at their job and as a coaching team it worked well, I've heard ex players say Mike Phelan has a wealth of knowledge and is a good man manager,

I actually thought did a decent job when he was in charge of Hull City in the Premier League, considering the lack of quality in the squad at his disposal.
Agree Moyes dropped big bollock by getting rid of SAFs staff , i think he would have lasted a bit longer and who knows . Hindsight hey..
 

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Don't know what Mike is doing nowadays. On football day, Ole seemed to be closely associated with Carrick and McK.

I am not saying we are wasting money on any assistant manager working mostly behind the scene, as I am sure Mike is still contributing in some areas. We once had 4 goalkeeper coach, more than keepers.
 

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We could do a lot worse than bring Bruce back as defence coach.

The Saudis may have plans for him as a Geordie translator though!