Jose Mourinho has said that Michael Carrick will be offered a coaching role at Man Utd.
The midfielder, who has only played once this season, underwent a procedure recently to correct an abnormal heart rhythm. In a statement issued during the week, Carrick said the condition was discovered after he began to feel strange during the second half of a League Cup game in September. He has since returned to training and hopes to be back in contention for a first team place soon.
Mourinho said that if Carrick wants to take up a coaching role at Old Trafford, the position is there for him.
He knows that my coaching staff has the chair for him if he wants.
When he wants the chair, it is there in the office for him. I want that, the board wants that and the owner wants that. His future will be with us.
The Man Utd manager added that the club afforded Carrick time and space to make a decision about his future.
"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 the decision when he wants to play and when he wants to stop.
But he wants to be a player until the end of the season and now he feels confident to be back and now he is training back with us."
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