Former Manchester United manager Michael Carrick accepts first permanent managerial position

Michael Carrick has been appointed manager of Championship side Middlesbrough.

It is the Englishman’s first permanent managerial role after spending a short spell as caretaker manager of United, following Ole Gunnar Solakjaer’s departure last October.

The 41-year-old is one of the most highly decorated players in football, having won five Premier Leagues, three league cups, a Club World Cup, Europa League and a Champions League trophy. He spent 12 years in Manchester during his successful playing career.

In his time in charge of United, he oversaw victories against Arsenal and Villarreal and a draw to Chelsea.

The club said: “We had identified a number of potentials for the vacancy who we spoke with, and were impressed by all, but Michael was the outstanding candidate.”

Carrick stated: “I’m really excited to be here and to be a part of a club with such a deep history and tradition.”

How will Carrick get on at Boro?

Boro are currently just nearing the relegation zone in the Championship after a somewhat dismal start to the season. They have won only four matches, drawing five and losing seven.

Carrick, who had been coaching at United since 2018, brings a plethora of experience in English football. As a player, he learnt from one of the greatest managers in the history of football, Sir Alex Ferguson. He was then appointed to the coaching staff team under Jose Mourinho, who also has a decorated trophy cabinet from numerous clubs.

His knowledge as both a successful player and coach will benefit the struggling side as they aim to boost form, results and move higher up the table.

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