Former Manchester United coach Michael Carrick has been linked with a move to Premier League club Crystal Palace.
Currently playing at Middlesbrough, the former playmaker is in full pursuit of automatic promotion from the Championship.
Joining the club in October 2022, when the club was embroiled in a relegation battle, he managed to reverse a terrible start to the season.
Manchester United fans will remember that he joined Manchester United in 2006 as a midfielder until 2018.
When his retirement was announced, Jose Mourinho, the then manager, gave Carrick a job in his coaching team.
However, a couple of months later Mourinho was sacked and Ole Gunnar Sulscher returned to the club on a temporary basis before getting the job on a permanent basis.
Carrick kept his position all this time and even temporarily got a leadership position before Ralph Rangnick joined him.
As soon as it was announced that the Austrian coach would lead the club until the end of last season, everything began to change in the life of the former United midfielder.
He left the coaching staff to pursue a managerial career, and soon after got a job at Middlesbrough, impressing in an interview.
It turned out to be one of the best managerial career starts you could ever dream of.
According to The Guardian, Carrick could become a target as Crystal Palace begin the search for a new manager.
It was announced this morning that the club has fired Patrick Vieira after he scored zero wins in 2023.
Steve Parish, the club’s chairman, is considering Vincent Kompany from Burnley and Carrick as possible replacements.
Two managers are chasing promotion from the Championship to the Premier League, since both themselves played in the Premier League just a couple of years ago.
It would be great to see the former United captain in the Premier League as a coach.
Many fans hoped that he would move to the top division with Middlesbrough, given that they are fighting for promotion.