Noel Whelan

Where is Noel Whelan now?

After dropping down the leagues and spells in Scotland, Noel Whelan called time on his career in 2010 after a brief spell playing for Darlington.

Having already started his coaching badges and after gaining coaching experience whilst a player at Dunfermline Athletic he returned to one of his former clubs Derby County as a youth coach. 

In 2008 Noel Whelan participated in Celebrity Masterchef but was eliminated in the first round.

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In 2014 Whelan was appointed coach of the the Nottingham Trent University second team.

He also commentates on Leeds United games for BBC Leeds where he has gained a cult following for his enthusiasm and passion.

For the 2015/16 season, Whelan was given his own show on BBC Radio Leeds with preview and analysis of upcoming games featuring the West Yorkshire clubs.

In August 2015 Whelan also started writing a weekly column about Leeds United in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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 jail.

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.

Follow Noel Whelan on Twitter @NoelDavidWhelan

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Noel Whelan: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forCoventry City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough

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