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Michael Carrick emerges as contender to grow to be Middlesbrough head coach and replace Chris Wilder

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Former Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick emerges as contender to grow to be the brand new Middlesbrough head coach after Chris Wilder was sacked – with former Watford manager Rob Edwards in contention too

  • Michael Carrick is into account for the job of Middlesbrough head coach 
  • Middlesbrough are in search of a latest manager after sacking Chris Wilder 
  • Former Watford manager Rob Edwards has already spoken to Middlesbrough 

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick is among the many contenders to take over as head coach of Middlesbrough.

The 41-year-old is on the list of possible replacements for the sacked Chris Wilder and a conversation could happen early next week.

Carrick has been out of labor since a three-game caretaker stint at United following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last 12 months.

Ex-Manchester United star Michael Carrick is a candidate to take charge of Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough are looking for a new manager after dismissing Chris Wilder (above) this week

Middlesbrough are in search of a latest manager after dismissing Chris Wilder (above) this week

He’s a native of the North-East and suits the bill for Boro owner Steve Gibson, who is alleged to prefer a head coach versus a manager. 

It is known the club are keen move away from the profile of previous bosses akin to Wilder and Neil Warnock.

Boro now desire a younger coach to work alongside head of football Kieran Scott.

Carrick has worked as assistant to each Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford and there was surprise when he left the club after an interim period in charge that brought two wins and a draw.

Former Watford boss Rob Edwards has already spoken to Middlesbrough about the position

Former Watford boss Rob Edwards has already spoken to Middlesbrough concerning the position

Meanwhile, former Watford boss Rob Edwards has already spoken to Boro and he has a detailed relationship with Scott. 

The Teessiders sacked Wilder on Monday with the team contained in the Championship relegation zone. 

Caretaker Leo Percovich lifted them from the underside three after a 1-0 win over Birmingham on Wednesday.

Percovich will again take charge of the team at Millwall on Saturday.

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