Manchester United legend Michael Carrick turns down Middlesbrough job after talks as Championship club look to replace Chris Wilder


Michael Carrick will not be Middlesbrough’s next manager after talks with the club, according to talkSPORT.

The Manchester United legend was the Championship club’s top target to replace Chris Wilder and the former midfielder had entered advanced talks over the appointment.

Ex-Man United manager won’t go to Riverside
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Boro is looking for a head coach rather than a manager after sacking Chris Wilder last week.

However, it’s now understood that Carrick won’t be the one to take his place, as he isn’t keen on the opportunity.

Carrick, born in the northeast, has been out of work since a brief stint as interim United boss last year.

Carrick took charge of the Red Devils following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, where he was unbeaten in all three of their games – winning two and drawing one.

But he decided to leave the Theater of Dreams as Ralf Rangnick joined on an interim basis until the end of the 2021/22 season.

And after nearly a year away from the beautiful game, he was strongly linked with securing his first managerial job after speaking with struggling Championship side Boro.


Carrick has been enjoying his break away from football since leaving United.

He was at Goodison Park on Sunday with his son Jacey where he watched United beat Everton 2-1.

Meanwhile, former Watford boss Rob Edwards, who was sacked by the Hornets in September, is being considered and has also spoken to the club.

Edwards and Boro had preliminary talks about the vacancy.

Manchester United legend Michael Carrick turns down Middlesbrough job after talks as Championship club look to replace Chris Wilder
Carrick won’t be the one to kick off Boro’s season
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Middlesbrough currently sit in 21st place after a dismal start to the season where they have won just three of their first 13 matches and lost six.


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