Bruce said: “I’m delighted to welcome Mike to the club. He brings a wealth of experience to the position having worked with Sir Alex at Manchester United for many years.
“I’ve known Mike for a long time and he is a good person who will undoubtedly add something different at the training ground.”
SPECULATION that former Celtic boss Neil Lennon was heading for Hull City looked wide of the mark tonight.
Steve Bruce has been struggling and Lennon, within five minutes of an FA Cup win over Liverpool last night, has been getting rave notices at Bolton.
However, the Hull bosses have moved to shore up their beleaguered manager by bringing in Mike Phelan as his assistant.
The pair were team-mates at Norwich and Manchester United and Phelan’s two-month spell on the Norwich coaching staff ended by mutual consent last month.
He previously spent more than four years as Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man at Old Trafford.