Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Michael Carrick has been offered a place on the clubs coaching staff when he retires.The midfielder has only made one appearance this season in the Carabao Cup game against Burton back in September. He reported feeling unwell during that game and has this week revealed that he has had a small procedure to fix an irregular heart rhythm.
He is back in training now, looking to build up his fitness ahead of a return in time for the busy festive football schedule.
However, Mourinho has confirmed he has offered the midfielder a place on his coaching staff at the end of his playing career:
“Michael as a person is more important than Michael as a player.
“We gave him the time to relax, to recover, to feel confident to make his decision whether he wants to play or stop.
“He knows from me and my coaching staff we have a chair for him, if he wants, when he wants. The chair for him is in the office. I want that, the board want that, the owners want that.
“Michael is in a comfortable position, his future is with us. But he wants to play until the end of the season and now he feels confident to be back. So it’s one more option more for us.”
Carrick has played 459 times for United since arriving from Spurs in 2006 and won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, the FA Cup and three League Cups.