Michael Carrick: Man Utd coach on 'overnight' switch from player

Annette Crawford
May 16, 2018

'A couple of years ago I thought maybe it would be a good thing to spend time with the family, but then it's about timing and opportunities, ' said Carrick, who made 464 appearances for United over 12 years after earlier spells with West Ham and Tottenham.

He told ESPN FC ahead of a Wembley date with Chelsea on Saturday: "Success for Manchester United is winning the Premier League, adding another trophy and having another good cup run is another one".

The Portuguese ends a 17-year association with his assistant as the talented coach is all set to join a major club as a first team coach.

Carrick has been earmarked for a spot on Mourinho's backroom employees for a while, and the 36-year-old midfielder will formally start his new job within the FA Cup ultimate towards Chelsea this weekend.

"I'm going to have assistant coaches, I'm going to have fitness coaches, and a structure where they have specialists in different areas connected to the performance".

"You have to feel the fire inside of you, the hunger you want to show on the pitch and this is something neither me or the coach can bring to the players", he said, as quoted by Sky Sports. It is added that an agreement could be reached when their respective seasons come to a close, though the deal is likely to cost in upwards of £50m. 'I've got other things to do and I kind of focused on that before this.

"Hopefully I have a chance of starting in the final".

United finished 19 points off champions Manchester City, but their 81 points was greater than the number achieved during Sir Alex Ferguson's famous treble-winning season in 1998/99.

"After that it is players, the manager".

'However simply because I used to be a half-decent participant, it would not assure you are going to be a hit in no matter you do.

Phil Jones believes Manchester United are "moving in the right direction" despite what the club's many critics would like to suggest.

"People remember the cup final if you win a cup final".

"There's not a game where you think, "It could have gone either way", I think we've deserved to win the games".

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