2021Championship strugglers Middlesbrough have appointed former Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick as head coach.
The 41-year-old had been out of the game since leaving Old Trafford after a three-game stint as temporary boss after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal.
Boro had been without a permanent manager since Chris Wilder was sacked, with Leo Percovich in interim charge.Carrick’s first game will be at Preston in the Championship on Saturday.
He had said it was not the right time for him to return to football but had a change of heart after a positive second round of talks.
It is also a return to the n
orth-east of England for Carrick, having been born in Newcastle.