Michael Carrick set for stunning first managerial job, six months after leaving Man United

Michael Carrick set for stunning first managerial job, six months after leaving Man United

  • Michael Carrick has been out of work since he left Manchester United’s coaching staff in December 2021
  • The midfielder has now been linked with a stunning first job - at League One side Lincoln City
  • The Imps have been struggling in the league, and recently finished 17th, a year after they made it to the playoff final

Manchester United legend Michael Carrick is in line to secure his first managerial job, nearly six months after parting ways with the Old Trafford club.

Carrick is considered a top candidate to take over at struggling League One side Lincoln City.

The former midfielder is in the market for his first managerial assignment on full-time basis after quitting Manchester United in December 2021.

Carrick, 40, decided to end his ties with Manchester United once Ralf Rangnick was appointed interim boss following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick is a surprise favorite to take over at Lincoln City. Photo: Getty.
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Before, he worked as part of Solskjaer’s coaching staff and had a brief caretaker spell as United’s head coach.

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According to Daily Mail, Carrick is highly interested in the job at Lincoln City.

Lincoln have had a dramatic dip in form, and the club recently parted ways with Michael Appleton after finishing 17th in League One.

Their lowly finish came only a year after they lost the playoffs to Blackpool in the final at Wembley.

Carrick is highly respected as a coach, and was given prominent roles at United’s coaching staff by both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaaer.

Louis Van Gaal was also a huge admirer of the former England star, as he once described him as a leader, both on and off the pitch.

Darwin Nunez makes final decision on Manchester United future

Elsewhere, talented Benfica forward Darwin Nunez is set to reject the chance to be signed by Manchester United.

Nunez has caught the attention of top clubs and the world of football as a whole by his top perfomances this season. He has bagged 32 goals in all competitions.

The highly-rated forward is believed to be discouraged by United's lack of Champions League football next season. United are set to compete in the UEFA Europa League after a shambolic campaign that saw them change managers midseason.

Source: SportsBrief.com