Noel Whelan

Where is Noel Whelan now?

Former Coventry and Leeds striker Noel Whelan called time on his career in 2010 after a brief spell playing for League Two side Darlington.

Playing professionally for 17 years Whelan made over 300 first-team appearances for twelve different clubs in both England and Scotland.

Having already started his coaching badges during his time at Dunfermline Athletic where he also gained some coaching experience, he returned to one of his former clubs Derby County as a youth coach. 
 
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He stayed at the Rams for a year before leaving due to the strain of the commute from his home in Harrogate.

Away from his coaching Whelan works in the media as a commentator on Leeds United games for BBC Leeds where he has gained a cult following for his enthusiasm and passion.

He also has his own show on the station where he previews and analyses upcoming games featuring the West Yorkshire clubs.

He has also been a columnist in the Yorkshire Evening Post and also participated in the 2008 edition of Celebrity Masterchef where he was eliminated in the first round.

In 2016, former Coventry manager Gordon Strachan revealed at a charity event that he moved Whelan into his home during his time as a player at the club to stop him going to jail.

He was advised by the police to keep a close eye on him after a string of altercations, saying that the next time they picked him up he would be going to prison.

Strachan went onto say that he had learnt a lot from his time managing Whelan, as most problems he had to deal with as a manager in later years he had already experienced with the player.

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Noel Whelan: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionForward
Appearances243
Goals44
Yellow Cards39
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forCoventry City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com