Carrick looking forward to coaching under tutelage of Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

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.

Veteran midfielder Carrick hung up his boots on Sunday after playing 85 minutes of United's final Premier League game of the season against Watford.

Faria has worked alongside Mourinho for the past 17 years, from his early managerial days in Portugal through to his successes with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United. I am going to jump on the staff. It was the final chance to cut the cloth clean.

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 am extra excited in regards to the future then wanting again and being unhappy it is over.

Speaking to reporters after the match, according to the Guardian, Carrick expressed his gratitude towards United boss Jose Mourinho, who has chose to offer him a coaching role at the club, with a view of making him his number two in the near future.

"I look forward to learning off him, he is one of the very best". Carrick's 464th appearance for United ended in the 85th minute when he left the game to a huge ovation.

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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. He joined the club seven months after Roy Keane's departure, inheriting his No. 16 shirt in the process.

'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.

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

On being questioned whether he wishes to move into management in the future, Carrick insisted that is not something he wants to push for at this moment.

'Briefly, sure, and I'll do, ' he added.

"It's a gamble for him - he's saying he hasn't got anybody in that group already to replace Faria, whether he goes looking outside who knows?"

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