Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is set to take charge at Norwich City, according to journalist Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph.
That must rank as the quickest formal confirmation I’ve had to a piece of info I’ve been given. Expect Phelan to take over from Adams #ncfc
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) January 5, 2015
Neil Adams, who was in charge of Norwich, resigned only moments ago, but it has become common knowledge among journalists that Phelan is expected to take over, having joined the club as a first team coach earlier this season.
He has already taken temporary charge of the first team, but a permanent confirmation is expected in the near future.
His arrival never boded particularly well for Adams, who was himself promoted from within by the Canaries, but oversaw a relegation and a questionable start to the season in the Championship.
Phelan is also regarded as a hero by fans of Norwich, having played 156 games for them between 1985 and 1989.
He was also previously assistant manager at the club between 1995 and 1996.
Phelan was Alex Ferguson’s last assistant at Old Trafford, in that role between 2008 and 2013.
He now looks set to start his first ever role as a manager at Norwich, at the age of 52.