Carrick makes immediate switch to coaching role at Man Utd

Carrick makes immediate switch to coaching role at Man Utd

"(There will be) no number two", Mourinho told reporters after United's final Premier League game of the season, a 1-0 home win over Watford.

"He's been around for many years".

Mourinho is losing his assistant manager Rui Faria at the end of the season, bringing to an end their 17-year working relationship, prompting speculation that Carrick would step into the role. "I think it will be Michael Carrick in the future", he said. "That will evolve and when he wants my opinion I'm there to give it". "But it is a hard role; you need somebody to talk to because you can't bounce things off people if they're not there".

"The final chance to cut the cloth clean".

It seems that the 42-year-old intends to take a break for the time being, but Mourinho believes he has the credentials to be a manager himself. It's not an issue. I'm not getting carried away here.

The tweet read: "Carrick, wonderful person and sensational player".

Wales boss Ryan Giggs and England women's head coach Phil Neville are two high-profile examples, but Carrick stresses that being a good player will not automatically make him successful in his new role.

Paul Merson slammed Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho
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Thus, Jose Mourinho should be on notice, and you know he will be as Mourinho has already intimated the idea that Carrick could be his top lieutenant in the future. "I'm well aware of that", he said.

Yet there was no Anthony Martial in the squad, despite Mourinho's prior indication the Frenchman would start.

The Manchester Evening News say, though, that Manchester United could be primed to change their stance.

Real Madrid are reportedly confident of landing him this summer but The Mirror now claim that Manchester United have joined the race for his signature.

"We've lost big players in the past".

But having lost to all three newly-promoted clubs in addition to having been dumped out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage - as well as finishing 19 points behind City, it's been a hugely disappointing campaign by all accounts.

"I had the issue when I signed and it was all about Roy Keane, but I was never going to replace Roy Keane because it's not how I am". There will be other players.

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