Michael Carrick emerges as top contender to become new Middlesbrough manager

Michael Carrick emerges as top contender to become new Middlesbrough manager

Former Manchester United coach Michael Carrick has emerged as a contender to become the new Middlesbrough manager after Chris Wilder has been sacked.

Wilder parted ways with Middlesbrough this week after he failed to arrest what my Boro fans have described as a horrid start to the season.

Ahead of the season, Middlesbrough were tipped to become one of the Championship contenders but Wilder’s poor start to the season has rather left the Boro battling for relegation.

Michael Carrick has been unemployed since his three-match stint at Manchester United as their caretaker, following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last year November.

Carrick won two and drew one in the three Man United matches he managed.

The former Manchester United midfielder is a native of the North-East and fits the bill for Boro owner Steve Gibson, who is said to prefer a head coach as opposed to a manager.

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Middlesbrough are reportedly searching for a younger coach as they bid to walk away from profiles as previous managers Chris Wilder and Neil Warnock.

Michael Carrick is 41-year-old and he doesn’t only meets the age requirement but also has the experience to make an impact at Middlesbrough, given he worked under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

According to Daily Mail, the former England international is expected to be contacted by the Championship club next week.

Another linked manager with the managerial role at Middlesbrough is the former Watford boss Rob Edwards, who has reportedly held talks with Middlesbrough and said to have a smooth relationship with Kieran Scot, who is the head of football of Middlesbrough.

Caretaker Leo Percovich lifted the Boro off the bottom three after a 1-0 win over Birmingham on Wednesday.

Percovich is expected to be in charge of the Teessiders this weekend when they face Millwall in the Championship.