Flynn departs County for Dale
HATTERS legend Mike Flynn has announced his departure from Edgeley Park.
Flynn is exiting the club where he made over 450 appearances in the 1990s as a player, captaining the side which made it to the Championship – alongside current manager Jim Gannon.
The Express understands that Flynn has been mulling over the move away from the club for a number of weeks, with both the club and Gannon keen for the club icon to remain at Edgeley Park.
But the former Barnsley defender opted for a full-time coaching position at Rochdale, explaining it was “time to break away and utilise (my) abilities” in the Football League.
“We’re all sad to see Flynny leave the club, but we understand that the opportunity to progress his career left him with a difficult choice to make,” Gannon said.
Meanwhile, goalkeeping coach Jordan Felgate has also left the club to take up a full-time coaching at Manchester United.
Felgate, who has been the club’s sole goalkeeping coach for the past six years, is leaving to work with the youth set-up at Old Trafford – and thanked the club for “an amazing six years” at Edgeley Park.