Retiring from playing career, coach Michael Carrick continued to stick with Manchester United for many years as an assistant coach. When coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked, coach Michael Carrick had the opportunity to sit in the “hot seat” at Old Trafford as an interim captain. He immediately impressed The Red Devils fans with his unbeaten record despite facing clubs such as Arsenal or Chelsea.
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, Carrick decided to leave Old Trafford to look for new opportunities, not long after coach Ralf Rangnick was appointed by the Red Devils. After a long time of unemployment, coach Michael Carrick also has a new stop called Middlesbrough, and at Riverside Stadium, coach Micheal Carrick met Chuba Akpom – a former player from Arsenal Division 2 team.
Not only helping Middlesbrough transform, Carrick also trained a “beast” at this club, Chuba Akpom – who made a strong impression with the opening goal against Luton. With 28 goals in 36 games, Akpom is leading the league’s top scorer list and eight goals ahead of second-placed Viktor Gyokeres and Carlton Morris. Statistics from Squawka show that a mature player from Arsenal’s academy has become the first player to continuously score in 9 home matches in the Championship this season.
If he continues to advance under Carrick, Akpom will one day have the opportunity to play again in the Premier League with Middlesbrough.