Phelan Wins Millwall Job
After an extensive search for the successor to Kenny Jackett, Millwall have finally found their man in recently axed Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan. The one-cap wonder was Sir Alex Ferguson's trusted right hand man and brings a wealth of experience to The Den.
Phelan, who played for clubs such as West Brom and Manchester United as a player, takes his first job as full time manager after spending most of his career as the assistant, mainly to Scottish legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
There has been mixed reception from fans, some believing that his experience under the world's finest ever manager enough to persuade some supporters that he is the right man for the job. Many fans were positive about the announcement, made by John Berylson earlier today.
Phelan's doubters may have been swayed as Sir Alex himself came out to praise his former assistant, believing he has all the qualities to be the manager. "He knows the game inside out," Ferguson was quoted as saying. "He will be a success, watch."
Phelan himself is yet to make a statement but will be presented to the media in the coming days according to the club. Phelan was never in the rumour mills for the job so this comes as a surprise to most fans and journalists alike, but for the fans, a healthy one.
He signs a one-year deal £3,000 a week.