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Coaching the coaches and footballers of the future

Mike Phelan coaching a future generation of footballers in Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mike Phelan has worked with the likes of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo and now the former Manchester United coach has taken on a hundred students in Peterborough.

He's swapping the world of professional football to help develop the grassroots of the game.

Mike played for Norwich City in the mid-1980s and was also the team's caretaker manager in 2015.

"I've lived in this world of professional football, but it's refreshing sometimes to get out and see what's going on and see the energy of youth, because it's the youth that really carries you forward.

"I'm not youthful anymore, I'm the other way, but these give you the energy to go again."

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Number of casualties reported in multi-vehicle crash

The road has been closed due to multi-vehicle crash Credit: Google Street View

Police are reporting a number of casualties following a four vehicle crash in Peterborough.

Emergency services have been called to Frank Perkins Parkway.

The parkway has been closed southbound from the Boongate roundabout.

Drivers are being warned to avoid the area.



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