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

Jose Mourinho Carrick will become my No.2 in years ahead			
				 
   by Matthew Nash 
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Jose Mourinho Carrick will become my No.2 in years ahead by Matthew Nash Published

Said Mourinho: "I will organise my coaching staff in a way where the assistant manager figure doesn't exist". He joined the club seven months after Roy Keane's departure, inheriting his No. 16 shirt in the process.

The former England midfielder also said he meant to be a "pest" by picking the brains of as many people as possible as he embarks on his foray into coaching and potentially management in the future. But the English player now has revealed that he will make an immediate switch to the coaching team under manager Jose Mourinho this Saturday and is desirous to learn from one of best coaches in the world. "There will be players here who will improve and progress and if anyone gets brought in, whoever gets brought in, the club will move on". He had big boots to fill, but I think he's proven that he's more than worthy of the shirt. "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". Sometimes I see things he doesn't and sometime he sees things I can't.

"The final chance to cut the cloth clean. 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", added Carrick. "It's getting used to the role". Simply attempting to study on a regular basis from the supervisor, the coaches and different gamers.' The considered going into administration in future pursuits Carrick, however he isn't getting forward of himself as he takes his first steps as a coach. I always felt comfortable and safe next to him, and he probably didn't get the credit he deserved at the time, but he's starting to get that now.

'Just because I was a half-decent player it doesn't guarantee you're going to be a success in whatever you do. "I'm well aware of that", he said.

'I've clearly carried out a little bit of teaching nevertheless it's with the youthful age teams.

Current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is sure to receive the sack as soon as the current season comes to a close and by the looks of it, Roman Abramovich is planning to make a move for Rui Faria at the end of the season.

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