Manchester United assistant manager Michael Carrick has revealed that he is ready to act as interim manager for however long is needed. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked as head coach after their 4-1 loss to Watford in the Premier League. Carrick could be in charge for the rest of the season until the club recruits a manager on a permanent basis. He has not been told till when he will be in charge but will oversee their crucial Champions League match against Villareal on Tuesday. Man United needs a win to seal a place in the knockout stages.
“It’s been literally just over 24 hours since everything’s unfolded and the game is not much further away in terms of time, so that is my focus, all I am thinking about is the game tomorrow,” Manchester United interim manager Michael Carrick said. “I’m ready to help the club for however long I’m needed. And then I’ll go back to my job when someone else takes the job. I’m really looking forward to today and preparing the players. I’ll give it my best. Hopefully, we get some good results.”
“I found out at the training ground yesterday morning,” Carrick added. “I don’t think anyone knew anymore. I spoke to (executive vice-chairman) Ed (Woodward) when I arrived but that’s how it came about. It was a bit of a rush to organize training but it went really well, all things considered, and it was handled in a classy manner, especially from Ole. It shows the real class of the man and how humble he is.”