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Ex-Man Utd coach Phelan eager to jump back into football

Former Manchester United coach Mike Phelan is eager to jump back into football.

He left United during the summer after ten years on the coaching staff as David Moyes brought in his own team of assistants.

He told BBC Radio Manchester he is now looking for the next challenge: "In some ways it can be a spur to the next thing. I have had many, many years at Manchester United. I've done more than most people could ever have wished to have done at a big club, to have stayed there that long and in some ways done a decent job. If you hadn't, you wouldn't have been there that long.

"I think the next step for me probably is looking at management. That's all about opportunities and being given a chance. But they are few and far between, these jobs.

"I feel as if I can bring something to the table. It's a case of where you pitch yourself in. When you've worked at Manchester United and you've travelled the world and won major trophies, it's a case of 'can you pitch into the Premier League or do you start lower down? You need to know your onions if you are down there. You need to know how things are playing at that level.

"For me, I want that next challenge. I have a history and memories at Manchester United but I'm not going to dwell on that. I want to get back in there and have a right good go at it and try to make players and a club better."

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