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Michael Carrick signs new Middlesbrough deal

The former Manchester United interim boss has impressed on Teesside

Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick has signed a new three-year deal to remain head coach of Middlesbrough.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder has impressed in his first full-time managerial role having been appointed in October 2022.

He led the Teessiders to the Championship play-offs in his first season in charge while they reached the semi-finals of the EFL Cup in 2023-24 before going down to Chelsea over two legs.

The 42-year-old, who hails from the north-east, told the club’s official website: “I’m really happy about it.

“I’ve always been quite calm about it. I think having that attachment, that trust and that belief within the club is really important.

“We’ve certainly got that – that’s what still gives me the great feeling that I had when I first walked through the door.

“It feels like a big step as a headline, as a statement, but really it doesn’t change anything I do or how I approach it, it just carries on what we’re trying to achieve.”

Prior to moving to the Riverside, Carrick took temporary charge of first-team affairs at United following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November 2021, winning two and drawing one of his three games in charge.

In a distinguished playing career that included spells at West Ham and Tottenham, Carrick flourished at United, winning five Premier League titles under Alex Ferguson as well as the Champions League in 2008.

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