Manchester United will be losing one of their last remaining links to the Sir Alex Ferguson era come the end of the campaign, with the veteran midfielder Michael Carrick announcing his retirement after 12 years of service with The Red Devils. He's made more than 700 professional appearances over the course of that long career, and won, among other things, five Premier League titles.
Mourinho publicly confirmed the offer of a coaching role in November after Carrick revealed he had undergone a procedure to treat an irregular heart rhythm, having felt odd during September's Carabao Cup win against Burton.
"There comes a time when as much as you like it or don't like it, your body tells you it's time to stop playing football", the 36-year-old said. "That's pretty much where I am at".
Unite manager Jose Mourinho has said he would be keen to add Carrick to his first-team coaching staff and the former England global admits there is a good chance he could be on the bench from next season. As such, he's likely to take on a coaching role from next season - discussions are ongoing but "it's been kind of sorted out".
"I'm totally fine now, took a bit of time to get over".
'I got back fit and I wanted to finish on my own terms really.
"I need to keep myself fit and ready".
"I think it is quite refreshing to look at Scott and see how he deals with it", he said on the midfielder. "I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at".