Carrick chatted with Sir Alex Ferguson before taking Middlesbrough job

Former Manchester United manager a ‘huge influence’Carrick plans to trust instincts and ‘not try to copy too much’Michael Carrick has revealed he sought the advice of “angry Scotsman” Sir Alex Ferguson before accepting Middlesbrough’s offer to be their head coach.The 41-year-old former Manchester United and England midfielder was unveiled on Tuesday, a day after agreeing to launch his managerial career, as Steve McClaren, Gareth Southgate and Aitor Karanka have done before him, at the Riverside Stadium.

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