Meulensteen offers Fulham No.2 role to former Man Utd colleague Phelan
Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen has offered former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan the chance to become his No.2 at Craven Cottage, according to the Daily Mail.
The duo worked together at Old Trafford for five years before they both left during the summer in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. During that time they were involved in three Premier League title-winning campaigns.
Meulensteen took charge of Fulham at the beginning of December following the sacking of Martin Jol, and has overseen a victory and two defeats, the latest of which was 4-1 at Everton on Saturday.
The result leaves the Cottagers second from bottom in the Premier League having lost seven of their last eight games and with their 13-year stay in the top-flight under threat, although they are just a point adrift of safety.
Since he left Man Utd, Phelan has been looking for a managerial role, which would be his first. In November, he claimed that he was effectively manager of the Red Devils during Ferguson’s final years in charge.
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