Flynn de­parts County for Dale

Stockport Express - - Sports - SAM BYRNE

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.

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