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Manchester United star offered surprise role in Mourinho’s coaching set-up, but does this signal his retirement as a player?

Michael Carrick has been offered a surprise role in Manchester United’s coaching set-up by Jose Mourinho.

The news comes on the same day that Carrick has revealed that he has been struggling with a heart condition which has seen him sidelined for United since his last appearance for the Reds in the League Cup against Burton Albion in September.

Here is a statement in relation to my recent fitness. Thank You.

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Mourinho took the opportunity to heap praise upon his captain after the news surrounding Carrick’s heart condition surfaced today and publicly offered the English midfielder an opportunity to join his coaching set-up.

The Mirror have reported the comments made by Mourinho in which the self-proclaimed special one announced, “”He knows that my coaching staff has a chair for him if he wants, when he wants. The chair is there in the office for him. I want that. The board wants it.”

Carrick has been at Old Trafford since 2006 and has enjoyed eleven highly-decorated years in the north of England since signing from Tottenham.

The star was a key man for United under the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson and played a pivotal role during United’s infamous 2008 season where the Red Devils secured the Premier League and Champions League.

Given the star’s experience and achievements we certainly could see him making a fine coach in the future. However, if this does spell the end of his paying career it would be huge loss to English football to see one of the finest passing midfielders the Premier League has seen in the last 15 years depart the field.

 

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