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Exceptionally Underrated

The managerial journey of Michael Carrick.
Started on 31 May 2022 by Feliks
Latest Reply on 18 June 2022 by deadzpool
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Carrick departs Manchester United

4 July 2021

The club have confirmed the departure of Michael Carrick from the coaching staff at Old Trafford.

The 39 year old will end a 15 year journey at Manchester United after joining as a 24 year old from Tottenham in 2006. He made over 300 league appearances and won 5 Premier League titles as a player before retiring in 2018 and joining the backroom staff of Ole Gunnar Solskjær as a first team coach.

My time at this great club will always rank as the best years of my career. When I first signed over 15 years ago, I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined winning so many trophies and I will certainly never forget the fantastic memories both as a player and as a member of the coaching team,” said Carrick.

John Murtough, football director, said: “Michael leaves with the sincerest thanks and best wishes of everyone at Manchester United after 15 years of exceptional service to the club as a player and as a coach. While we are sad to see him go, we respect and understand Michael’s decision.
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Michael Carrick

Fact File
Full Name: Michael Carrick
Date of Birth: 28 July 1981 (39 years old)
Place of Birth: Wallsend, United Kingdom
Nationality: English (34 caps)
Michael Carrick is an English professional football manager and former player who is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time and best known for his 12-year playing career with Manchester United, whom he also captained. Mainly used as a central or holding midfielder, his playing style was grounded in his passing ability.

Carrick began his career at West Ham United, joining the youth team in 1997 and winning the FA Youth Cup two years later. He made more than 150 appearances for the Hammers, and in 2004, he moved to rival London club Tottenham Hotspur. He played an influential role at the club for two seasons before moving to Manchester United in 2006 for £18 million.

From his debut onwards, Carrick was a regular in the Manchester United first team and established himself as a key member of the team that won the Premier League in 2006/07. The following season he was part of the side that won the 2008 Champions League final and as of 2021, he is the only English player alongside his teammate Wayne Rooney to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup.

Carrick represented England at senior level on 34 occasions after debuting in 2001. He was often overlooked during his England career, with many of his contemporaries being preferred in his position. He was a member of the England squad for two major tournaments, the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

After retiring in 2018, he joined the Manchester United coaching staff under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before departing the club in 2021 to pursue his ambitions as a manager.

Playing History
Years Team Appearances
1999-2004 West Ham United 159
1999 Swindon Town (loan) 6
2000 Birmingham City (loan) 2
2004-2006 Tottenham Hotspur 75
2006-2018 Manchester United 464
Managerial History

Premier League: 5 (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13)
FA Cup: 1 (2015/16)
EFL Cup: 2 (2009/10, 2016/17)
FA Community Shield: 6 (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016)
UEFA Champions League: 1 (2007/08)
UEFA Europa League: 1 (2016/2017)
UEFA Intertoto League: 1 (1999)
FIFA Club World Cup: 1 (2008)

2003/04 First Division PFA Team of the Year
2012/13 Premier League PFA Team of the Year
2012/13 Manchester United Player’s Player of the Year

Always an underrated player in that star-studded midfield of Man United teams gone by, Carrick was a quality player and it shows just by looking at his medals. Hopefully he can replicate it into his management career after some years coaching at Man United!
I didn't realize how many games Carrick had played :O Was one that 'slipped under the radar' most the time, but Christ his passing game was magnificent. It'll be interesting to see where his (actual) managerial career begins, and I'm hopeful that it'll be somewhere near his 'roots', which would be out Newcastle/Tyneside way?

Best of luck with this mate, a Feliks story is always an enjoyable read :D
One the most underated english mid ever

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