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Michael Carrick odds-on favourite for vacant Middlesbrough job



Michael Carrick Middlesbrough manager

Michael Carrick is the leading candidate to fill the vacant managerial job at Middlesbrough, according to the bookmakers.

Price on Odds Checker (opens in a new tab) at 4/5 and 11/10, Carrick is the heavy favorite to be the next man in the Middlesbrough dugout. Hailing from Wallsend in the North East, Carrick has never played any part of his career in that part of the country. Instead, he opted to go through West Ham’s academy, before moving on to Tottenham and then later Manchester United.

The former midfielder played for United between 2006 and 2018, before becoming manager under Jose Mourinho once he retired. Carrick then remained at the club when Mourinho was sacked in 2018, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allowing him to continue as first-team manager.

Michael Carrick temporarily took charge of Manchester United last season (Image credit: PA)

However, when the Norwegian was sacked in November 2021, Carrick took over as caretaker manager for three matches. His side beat Villarreal away in the Champions League, retired to Chelsea in the Premier League and then beat Arsenal at Old Trafford.