Mike Phelan leaves Norwich City

Mike Phelan has left Norwich City by mutual consent.

Mike Phelan has left Norwich City by mutual consent. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Mike Phelan has left Norwich City after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

The 52-year-old approached the club saying that he would like to leave and it was agreed he could leave his first team coach post immediately.

Gary Holt will continue to be part of new boss Alex Neil's backroom staff, which will be boosted by the arrival of Frankie McAvoy from Hamilton Academical at the end of the month.

After an illustrious career as a player Phelan was brought back to the club in November last year to help guide Neil Adams in his first senior coaching position.

When Adams resigned earlier this month Phelan was favourite to replace the former Academy coach. However, Phelan was overlooked in favour of Neil, who has made a perfect start to his City career with consecutive victories.

It is understood Phelan could make a quick return to football by becoming Steve Bruce's assistant at Hull.

When quizzed after defeat to West Ham how close he was to making an appointment, Bruce said: 'Close, but I've got two or three people to see this week. We should know more about that by the end of next week.'

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