Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has evidently made a U-turn on naming his new assistant manager at Old Trafford since next season.

Last week, Mourinho’s right-hand Rui Faria has announced that he will step down as assistant manager at United this summer.


Thereafter, Mourinho has claimed that he would not name an assistant manager with retired midfielder Michael Carrick set to fill the void.


“I will organise my staff in a system where an assistant manager doesn’t exist,” said Mourinho on Sunday.

“I will have specific coaches, analysts and no assistant manager, I think it will be Michael Carrick in the future when he has his badges.”

However, the Portuguese boss has eventually admitted that he is changing his mind insisting that he’s looking for two new people to join his backroom team.


“It’s a person coming who worked with me before but I can’t say the name because he’s still linked to another club,” Mourinho told Record.

“Michael Carrick becomes a coach on the pitch but I’m looking for two new people on the team. Good coaches there are many, but I like to make my assistants.”

“I do not like trained coaches, I like to shape them in my way of thinking and they grow with me and I also grow with them.”


United, who ended the Premier League season with empty hands, still have chances to win the silverware this season.

The Red Devils will take on Chelsea on Saturday in the final of the FA Cup at the Wembley Stadium.

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