June 13, 2024

After signing a new three-year contract, our head coach is eager for what lies ahead.

He exclaimed, “I’m really happy about it.”

“I’ve always handled things quite coolly. It’s crucial, in my opinion, to have that bond, that faith, and that attachment within the club.

We definitely have that, and it’s what keeps me feeling as happy as I did when I first walked in the door.

“It feels like a big step as a headline, as a statement, but really it doesn’t change anything I do or how I approach it, it just carries on what we’re trying to achieve.”

Carrick, one of English football’s most decorated players, joined the club in October 2022.

In his first season, Boro reached the play-offs and last term, despite a lengthy injury list, brought about a Carabao Cup semi-final appearance and an eighth-placed finish, just four points away from the top six.

Michael Carrick has signed a new Middlesbrough contract in what is a massive statement for the club ahead of the new season.

Signing a new three-year deal that runs to June 2027, Carrick has committed his future to the club ahead of the start of pre-season. And with real optimism ahead of the new campaign, the new deal for the head coach only serves to add to the feel-good factor.

On his new deal, Carrick said the calm and trust he has from the club were important factors, while noting that, although it feels like a big statement, it won’t change how he goes about anything moving forward. Why does it feel like such a big statement? We take a look below.

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