Michael Carrick Makes Switch To Coaching Role At Old Trafford

Tanya Simon
May 16, 2018

Whilst not as all-action as some of his peers, such as Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard, Carrick's cool head in the middle of the park has made him one of the most consistent performers in the modern Premier League era.

Carrick's lofted pass over the Watford defence found Juan Mata, who unselfishly squared for Marcus Rashford to tap home his 12 of the season. "That is what every Manchester United fan wants and what Jose Mourinho wants".

Explaining his vision for next term, the Portuguese said: "Moving forward I will organise my coaching staff in a way where the assistant manager figure doesn't exist".

'The end-game, maybe, if I get into it and I think I'd like to manage - probably at this stage my answer would be yes (I would like to be a manager) but I'm not getting carried away.

Speaking after Sunday's 1-0 win over the Hornets, Mourinho was asked by reporters in his press conference whether he will recruit a new number two or promote someone from within the club.

Faria, who won multiple trophies alongside Jose that included two Champions League honours is set to be the assistant manager of Mancunian club up till the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 19.

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"I don't know [when he will return]".

"When he has his badges, when he has his pro licence, when he makes the bridge from player to assistant". I have gone out when I was ready and I am very fortunate.

It was announced at the weekend that Faria is leaving Manchester United and severing his 17-year association with Mourinho, who has tipped the former fitness coach to take a top managerial job.

"He was injured in the Friday training session and yesterday (Saturday) he couldn't train".

Mourinho confirmed striker Romelu Lukaku would return to training on Tuesday following ankle trouble, good news for the cup final, but was less certain about Martial's situation.

"Anthony, I have to wait a bit for more. As soon as this came up I didn't think twice", he said.

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