Phelan set to become Hull assistant boss

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is set to be appointed number two to Steve Bruce at Hull City, the Hull Daily Mail has reported.

The 52-year-old has recently left the coaching staff at Championship club Norwich City, where Neil Adams resigned as manager earlier in January. He held talks with Bruce over the weekend and a deal has been agreed in principle for Phelan to take up the position at the KC Stadium.

He will replace Steve Agnew, who left Hull to become Assistant First Team Coach under Aitor Karanka at Middlesbrough. Bruce had interviewed four other potential candidates, but has settled on his former teammate, who will officially begin work on Sunday.

After beginning his coaching career working under Gary Megson, he was assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Man Utd for the final five years of the Scot’s tenure, during which time they won three Premier League titles, the League Cup and the World Club Championship as well as reaching the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals.

Hull are currently lying in the bottom three of the Premier League after losing their last two matches without scoring. They take on Newcastle United in their next match on Saturday.

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