Michael Carrick will be part of Manchester United’s coaching staff for Saturday’s game against Chelsea, reports the Telegraph.
Carrick played his final game for United in the 1-0 win against Watford, and was supposed to become a first team coach in the summer.
Instead, he has decided to start in his new role straight away, meaning he will be in the dugout for the FA Cup final this weekend.
Carrick confirmed the immediate change himself, saying:
I am not training this week. I am going to jump on the staff. I’m there to give my opinion.
The midfielder has admitted that he wants to go into management in the future, but he wants to learn from some of the best in the game like Jose Mourinho before he takes that step.
The 36-year-old played over 450 games for the Red Devils, but makes no assumptions that he will take well to the other side of the game:
Just because I was a half-decent player it doesn’t guarantee you’re going to be a success in whatever you do. I’m well aware of that. I’m not getting ahead of myself.