EPL: Mourinho explains why he won't have assistant manager next season


"Seventeen years and the kid is now a man".

"I think the Liverpool game is special", Carrick told ESPN.

"When he has his pro licence, when he makes the bridge from player to assistant".

"I never had a brother, I had a sister who passed away many years ago".

"I will organise my coaching staff in a way where the assistant manager figure doesn't exist".

"If you said at this moment in time do you want to manage I'd probably say yes, I would yeah", Carrick said (via The Telegraph).

Given the spectacular nature of their form this season, Mourinho concedes City fully deserve to be champions and says United "are going to try" to challenge next term. It is an unbelievable opportunity for me. "I look forward to working with him and learning from him". So, we are the second best in the Premier League and we are one of the two best in the FA Cup.

"This is an incredible place to play football and it's the greatest club in the world. It's the greatest club in the world and I thank you for your support over the last 12 years".

But the 42-year-old announced on Sunday that he would move on after next week's FA Cup final against the Blues as he attempts to forge a career as a head coach.

United's victory marked Michael Carrick's final game at Old Trafford, the midfielder setting up the only goal as his lofted pass over the Watford defence enabled Juan Mata to tee up Marcus Rashford.

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James' Park it will cause outrage on Tyneside, as he is so popular. "He will be one of the names in the head of the manager until the last minute".

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These are catches that can be appreciated only at the ground: the anticipation, the early movement, the still head, the control. He'd hit him for another six in his following over to pick up another fifty and then back it up with a four in the same over.

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In stark contrast, their FA Cup final opponents Chelsea had a torrid time at St. James' Park, losing 3-0 to Newcastle United as their top four hopes fell apart.

That was the lone piece of invention from a United side minus the services of Anthony Martial, who was left out of the squad amid rumours of a move away, though MUTV later suggested the France global has an injury.

But Mourinho insisted his absence was purely down to an injury that could also see him miss next Saturday's showpiece.

"He's injured", he said.

"He was injured in the Friday training session and yesterday (Saturday) he couldn't train".

Mourinho added: "He had treatment at the training ground this morning".

Mourinho is expected to have Romelu Lukaku back for the match, though, following a two-week spell on the sidelines since damaging his ankle against Arsenal.

"I'm waiting for the doctor but when it's impossible to play today, I have my doubts [for the cup final]".

"Yes, I think so", was his brief assessment.

"I've already spoken many times with the owner".