Manchester United’s thrilling 3-2 win over Arsenal will be the last act of Michael Carrick’s career at Manchester United as the interim manager announced that he would be leaving his coaching role at Old Trafford.
Carrick took over on a temporary basis following the firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on November 21, leading United to two wins and a draw in his three games in charge.
But he won’t stick around once Ralf Rangnick assumes the interim manager role until the end of the current season.
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“Michael Carrick has decided to step down as the first team coach and leave the club following the conclusion of his time as interim manager,” United revealed in a statement issued shortly after the club beat Arsenal on Thursday.
John Murtough, Director of Football, explained: “Michael leaves with sincere thanks and best wishes from everyone at Manchester United after 15 years of exceptional service to the club as a player and coach. While we are saddened to see him go, we respect and understand Michael’s decision. “
Carrick added: “My time at this great club will always be the best of my career. When I first signed over 15 years ago, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined winning so many trophies, and I will certainly never forget the fantastic memories as a player and as a member of the technical team.
“However, after much thought and deliberation, I have decided that now is the right time to leave the club. I want to place on the record my thanks to all the players and a special mention to the back room staff. Working long hours with a Such a large group of people has been a real pleasure and I have made lasting friendships.
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“I am, and always will be, a Manchester United fan and will come to as many games as possible. I would like to wish Ralf, the staff, the players and the fans all the best for the future and I hope to be in the stands and supporting to the boys as a fan ”.
Carrick leaves Old Trafford after 15 years at the club as a player and coach.
He originally signed in 2006 from Tottenham and remained with United for the remainder of his career before taking a backroom job following his retirement in 2018.
The former England midfielder ends his brief tenure on the bench after helping to stabilize the boat after Solskjaer’s departure, while also securing qualification for the Champions League round of 16 with a victory over Villarreal.
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“It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but I feel like it’s the right one. I was going to take some time off after I finished playing and it never happened. It seems like the right time to walk away. And what a way to end.” “he told Amazon after the clash against Arsenal.
“It is 100 percent my decision. During the last week I was aware that I respected the club and the coach who entered. I thought it was the right thing to do for the club and for Ralf.” [Rangnick], and I’m pretty happy with that.
“We were in a situation where there was responsibility to run these games. Loyalty to Ole is an important factor, but there were many things that influenced my decision.
“I have had great moments, great memories and I am proud of the players in the last three games. [the players] and they were a little shocked and surprised, a little excited in the locker room. I almost held it together. It wasn’t easy keeping him away from people, but he had a job to do. “
As of Thursday, the Reds are seventh in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Chelsea and three points from last place in the Champions League.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.