Mike Phelan eager to make coaching return

Mike Phelan looks on before the UEFA Champions League Group H match between CFR 1907 Cluj and Manchester United at the Constantin Radulescu Stadium on October 2, 2012
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Former Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan reveals that he wants to return to the game soon.

Former Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan has revealed that he is eager to return to the dugout sooner rather than later.

The 50-year-old left the Premier League champions in the summer after being Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant since 2008.

Phelan, who also spent five years as a player at Old Trafford in the 1990s, is now keen to get back in the game.

"Obviously I hope that opportunities will come along, it's all about being in the right place at the right time, we shall see," he told Sky Sports News.

"Christmas is coming and a lot of things happen over that festive period, I may enjoy a Christmas at home for a change.

"Looking forward, I've got a lot to offer football so we'll wait and see."

Phelan won three Premier League titles and two League Cups during his time as United's assistant coach.

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