Manchester United’s coach and manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club captain Michael Carrick will retire at the end of the season and will join the Old Trafford coaching staff.
He will be pursuing his post-playing career with the same club and that is Manchester United.
Carrick has experienced an irregular heart rhythm in September, since then the 36-year-old former England midfielder has not played for the club, though he began training again in November following a minor procedure to solve an on-going heart problem.
Jose Mourinho confirms Man Utd’s Michael Carrick will join coaching staff after retirement in season end
Due to this injury and illness concerns, he has been limited to just one appearance, in the League Cup tie with Burton.
Mourinho had already revealed that Carrick would be offered a coaching position with United’s first team squad whenever he wanted it.
“The club would be very happy for him to do that. I would be very happy also for him to do that, I expect him to join” said the coach Mourinho.
“I think it is a good decision for the team and a good decision for him to finish playing football and not injured or with some problem.”
Carrick made his debut for West Ham United in 1999 before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2004.
He has played more than 300 games for the club and was named the captain before the start of the current campaign.
About Michael Carrick
- Playing position- Midfielder
- Number- 16
Playing career at Manchester United