Terry Phelan

Where is Terry Phelan now?

Former Wimbledon and Manchester City defender Terry Phelan retired from playing in 2009 after four years as player-coach with New Zealand side Otago United.

Starting his professional career with Leeds United in 1985, he went onto make over 500 first team appearances for 11 clubs and won the FA Cup with The Dons and the First Division title with Fulham.

He was also a regular player for the Republic of Ireland national side in the 1990’s making 42 appearances and representing them in the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals.

 
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Having already spent time assisting with the coaching of Charleston’s young players during his time playing in the United States, he moved into a permanent player-coach move when he joined Otago.

He stayed at the club for four seasons but was unfortunately sacked in 2009 after a string of bad results. 

Following spells coaching at the International Football Development Academy , the Wigan Athletic and the Liverpool centre of the Templegate Training Academy he moved to India in 2015 to join Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters as technical director.

When first-team coach Peter Taylor was sacked in November 2015, Phelan took over on a caretaker basis for four weeks before returning to his technical role.

He is now technical director and first team manager of Indian second division side South United FC and occasionally works as a match analyst and pundit for Indian channel Ten Sports.

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Terry Phelan: Premier League Statistics

NationalityIrish
PositionDefender
Appearances143
Goals1
Yellow Cards19
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forChelsea, Fulham, Everton, Manchester City

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com