Manchester United captain, Michel Carrick will call time on his illustrious playing career this summer as he is set to retire from the game. The midfielder has no played for the club since suffering a mystery illness in the League Cup victory over Burton Albion back in September.
Club manager, Jose Mourinho has stated that the long-serving Carrick will join his coaching staff at the end of the season. He experienced an irregular heart rhythm in the Burton game, though he began training with the first team in November after undergoing treatment.
Carrick has long been tipped to go into management, and will now get his first taste of coaching work under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho. The 36-year-old former England international played in pre-season matches for The Red Devils, while his sole appearance this term have come in the League Cup game against Burton, where his injury was first diagnosed.
He had a treatment called a cardiac ablation, which aims to control or correct certain types of abnormal heart rhythms.
Speaking on the prospect of Carrick joining his coaching staff, Jose Mourinho said, “The club would be very happy for him to do that (coach). I would be very happy also for him to do that,”. “I expect him to join.”.
Carrick is a club legend at Old Trafford having played in over 400 matches ever since his move from Tottenham back in 2006. He is a classy deep-lying playmaker known for his extraordinary passing range and ability to dictate play from the base of the midfield.
He has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, three League Cups, and the Club World Cup.