Middlesbrough manager odds
Middlesbrough next manager after Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick – Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough confirmed what had been rumored for days - Michael Carrick is the new manager of the club. As stated in Middlesbrough's announcement, Carrick brings to the club extensive experience from 12 years of playing at Manchester United, as well as from the period when he was acting manager at the club from Old Trafford. One of the most trophy-winning English footballers was a part of Manchester United's coaching staff after the end of his career, he was an assistant to Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and he independently led the team in three games - against Villarreal, Arsenal and Chelsea. He recorded two wins and a draw at that time.
"We are delighted to welcome Michael to our club. We talked to several candidates, but Michael was the best of them all. He values the same values as we do, and we have similar ambitions," said Borough President Steve Gibson.
"I am very excited to be here and to be part of a club that has a rich history and tradition. Middlesbrough was the first club I played for as a nine-year-old and it is a very special feeling for me to come here as a coach. I grew up close by and know how much the club means to people. I will do my best to help us progress and make our fans proud," Carrick said in his first statement.
Michael Carrick worked for many years as an assistant at Manchester United after finishing his career at Old Trafford, and he became part of the coaching staff during Jose Mourinho's tenure. He managed to stabilize the Red Devils as much as possible before Ralf Rangnik sat on the bench. Middlesbrough fired Chris Wilder at the beginning of October due to poor results, and Leo Perkovic was appointed as a temporary solution.
Middlesbrough is in 21st place in the English Championship, just one place above the relegation zone, and at the beginning of the season they were predicted to make the playoffs at least.
For Carrick (41), this will be his first job as a club manager. At the end of 2021, he was the temporary manager of Manchester United for three games in the Premier League, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired. In his playing career, he played for West Ham, Swindon, Birmingham, Tottenham and Manchester United. He won 17 trophies with the Old Trafford’s club. He played 34 matches for the England national team.
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