25 May 2013

Mike Phelan leaves Manchester United

2:43 pm on 25 May 2013

The Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has left the English football champions.

Phelan, a former United player, was promoted by Sir Alex Ferguson to the role of assistant manager in 2008, having served the club as a first-team coach since 2001.

But ferguson's replacement David Moyes has chosen not to keep the 50-year-old as part of his backroom team.

Goalkeeping coach Eric Steele, who joined United in 2008, has also left Old Trafford.

Moyes says he'll be looking to appoint his own members of coaching staff at some point in the future.