Jose Mourinho hails "unbelievable" Michael Carrick

Jose Mourinho hails

MICHAEL CARRICK'S switch from Manchester United's playing squad to the backroom team will be instant - with Saturday's FA Cup final his first coaching assignment. 'I am not training this week.

'I am going to simply attempt to converse to as many individuals as I can; be a nuisance, be a pest.

Carrick will join the coaching staff this summer.

The Manchester Evening News say, though, that Manchester United could be primed to change their stance.

"Jose is one of the best". It all fits in.

While legendary midfielder Michael Carrick is set to join Mourinho's coaching staff after hanging up his boots, he will not move directly into an assistant manager's role as the United manager has admitted that he simply won't have a traditional assistant for the coming campaign.

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"Hopefully it nonetheless suits in a few years" time.

It remains to be seen how things progress but one must bear in mind that Bale has notched up some sensational displays in the Premier League before and he might be able to repeat the same at Old Trafford.

Carrick, who has made 464 appearances after joining the club from Tottenham in 12 years, said that he did not think twice about taking the new role. The team captain this season, Carrick will not be playing the backdrop either, as he intends to hit the ground running on his overnight transition. That will evolve and when he wants my opinion I'm there to give it'. "That's part of being on the staff - to work with the manager in trying to get what's best for the club".

"I had the issue when I signed and it was all about Roy Keane, but I was never going to replace Roy Keane because it's not how I am".

Mourinho has remained supportive of Faria's desire to further his career, however his departure will come as a significant blow United's manager, having overseen trophy winning spells together at Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United. "But it is a hard role, you need somebody to talk to because you can't bounce things off people if they're not there".