Manchester United assistant manager, Rui Faria, is set to leave Old Trafford this summer.
That’s according to the BBC, with the 42-year-old feeling like it’s the right time to move on, after spending 17 years side-by-side with Jose Mourinho.
The pair have been absolutely everywhere together, from London to Milan, from Madrid to Manchester. Perhaps Faria wants to try his hand as a manager in his own right, and I’m sure he’ll do an excellent job if that’s the case.
Sometimes it’s good for coaches to move on, as it paves the way for others to come in and bring fresh ideas to the table. I’m sure Mourinho is gutted to be losing his friend first and foremost, but perhaps it’s for the better for United as a whole.
We all know Michael Carrick’s playing in his final Premier League game for Manchester United today, and perhaps this is great timing for him to step up and take the role as Mourinho’s right-hand man; it’s a move I’d certainly get behind.
Good luck Rui, wherever you end up! All the best for the future, and thanks for some great memories over the last two seasons.
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