Man Utd boss Mourinho: I can't replace Rui Faria

Cheryl Sanders
May 15, 2018

Faria, after 17 years of working under Mourinho, will be forging his own path.

United's current no.16 plans to badger a few of his old colleagues, like Ryan Giggs - who was Louis van Gaal's assistant - to pick up knowledge of being a backroom staff member.

The following day he began his new job as a member of manager Jose Mourinho's coaching staff, with this weekend's clash against Chelsea at Wembley his first assignment.

The United supervisor has already confirmed that he is not going to have an assistant to interchange Faria subsequent season, selecting as an alternative to restructure his teaching workforce. If Eden Hazard goes to Real Madrid, I'm sure Chelsea would be keen on a swap deal.

Jose Mourinho has backed Michael Carrick to become his assistant manager in the future now the 36-year-old has retired from professional football.

"I do think he's the type that it's good for him to play games in there - but I do wonder whether if actually he's got more of a position at centre back eventually, the physicality that he has. The brain can be ready for that but then you need the practice, the decision-making, the control, the leadership, the work in groups".

And, until Carrick stakes his claim, Mourinho doesn't believe there is a suitable candidate to fill his shoes. I want to be on the pitch to help my team-mates and it's not nice. As soon as this came up [a coaching role under Mourinho] I didn't think twice. The process of education is something I like to do.

"At the moment, he is my assistant and he participates in the process. When he has his pro license, when he makes the bridge from player to assistant".

He added: "I'm there for me to give my opinion".

"But we're back in another final and I'm looking forward to it".

"(A) successful (season) for Man United is winning the Premier League and another trophy, and probably having a good cup run in another one. It's a no-brainer to try to pick people's brains to try to learn as much as I can.

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