Carrick to join United coaching staff
Jose Mourinho confirms Manchester Utd have offered Michael Carrick the chance to join the club’s coaching team when he retires at the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho confirms Manchester Utd have offered Michael Carrick the chance to join the club’s coaching team when he retires at the end of the season
Michael Carrick will retire at the end of the season and join Manchester United’s coaching staff, says Jose Mourinho.
The midfielder, who has played just once this campaign in a Carabao Cup tie against Burton, was offered a place on Mourinho’s coaching staff in November.
Carrick, 36, was diagnosed with an irregular heart rhythm following tests last year but has had a procedure to correct the issue and is now back in training and has not given up on a return to the United side.
When asked if Carrick was planning on taking up the offer a coaching role, Mourinho said: “When he wants [it], yes.”
But the United boss is expecting Carrick to feature on the field before joining him in the dugout.
“[He’s had] a few months without even training so now he is in his second week of training with the team,” Mourinho added.
Carrick will join Mourinho’s coaching staff at the end of the season
“[He’s a] very important player for us. I think the decision – to be [made] at the end of the season and not last week – is a good decision for the team and a good decision for him to finish playing football and not injured or with some problem.
“So we are all happy and in the end of the season I expect him to join, unless he changes his mind, but the club would be very happy for him to do that. I would be very happy also for him to do that.”