Former Manchester United midfielder and coach Michael Carrick has attributed his success at Middlesbrough to the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.
After leaving United to pave the way for the arrival of Ralph Rangnik at Old Trafford, Carrick took a break from football before getting a job at Middlesbrough.
The Englishman had a fabulous start to life at the Championship club. When he arrived, they were in the 21st position and were in great confusion.
Middlesbrough are currently in fourth place in the Championship and even dream of moving to the Premier League.
Carrick has won eight of his last 12 games, which promises to be a very fruitful managerial job.
The former United player told Sky Bet via The Mirror about Ferguson’s influence: “You can’t get carried away with the Championship.
“I learned a lot from Sir Alex Ferguson in terms of chasing success and how he did it, and you can’t think too much about the end of the game.”
“It’s a waste of time and energy, we can only control what we can, and that’s hopefully three points at the weekend. Don’t think about the end of the story while it’s going on.”
“The goal is to be as good as we can be. Every team in this league wants to get promoted, every team outside the Premier League wants to get into the Premier League – this is obvious to us as a club, me as an individual and the players.”
Carrick warned his players against over-chasing success by neglecting progress at the moment.
Ahead of the game against Sunderland, where Carrick will try to stop Amad Diallo, the 41-year-old said he was delighted with this game.
He added that his first derby was a long—awaited experience and that his team would do everything possible to ensure victory over Tony Mowbray’s men.
Of course, United fans should be watching the derby to see who comes out on top.