Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Cup final Carrick's first as coach

Cup final Carrick's first as coach

Faria has followed Mourinho around as his No.2 for the last 17 years - joining him at Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

Asked after Sunday's 1-0 win over Watford whether he would be replacing Faria, Mourinho said: No.

Mourinho said: "Moving forward I will organise my coaching staff in a way where the assistant manager figure doesn't exist".

The United supervisor has already confirmed that he is not going to have an assistant to interchange Faria subsequent season, selecting as an alternative to restructure his teaching workforce. And my analysts. I'm not going to have an assistant manager in the sense of the word.

Romelu Lukaku will return to Manchester United on Tuesday in a bid to prove his fitness ahead of the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The Englishman would be joining the club's coaching side and Jose Mourinho also added that he could see the former Spurs man become his assistant in the near future.

"I really don't think we're far away". In a statement published yesterday, Faria was quoted saying, "After a lot of consideration, and with a very heavy heart, I have decided the time is right for me to move on".

"When he has his pro licence, when he makes the bridge from player to assistant. I'm just trying to learn, learn all the time from the manager, the coaches and other players".

"He has, in relation to his position, a different vision than any other opinion that we can have from any scout or any analyst department".

He was substituted late in the game to a huge ovation, with supporters recognising his role in five Premier League title successes and one Champions League triumph.

Silverware, domestic and continental, has eluded them and the FA Cup is the last chance of ending the 2017-18 campaign on a high. That's part of being on the staff, to work with the manager, to try to get what's best for the club, and support him in the best way I can. It's a no-brainer to try to pick people's brains to try to learn as much as I can.

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