Another man new to the managerial game and another man taking the Championship by storm. After taking over a Middlesbrough side that were sitting 21st in the league and one point above the relegation zone. Since then, they have soared up the table into third place and have taken 50 points from a possible 69 in that time. It has been an exceptional turnaround from the ex-Manchester United legend. Not only in the points tally they have accumulated but the transition to a possession-based style, they have in fact now average the fourth highest possession in the entire league at 57.3% per game. Additionally they are the second highest scorers in the division, scoring an impressive 71 goals on only behind runaway leaders Burnley.
With the profile of the squad already set-up – in theory – to play a possession-based style, the transition would hopefully be seamless for the Foxes. Prying Carrick away from the promotion hopefuls before the end of the season would be extremely difficult. It may be a case of waiting how the entirety of the season plays out before approaching. But Carrick’s philosophy may in fact be the closest regarding style of play. The main difference of course bringing a manager to with fresh ideas and structure to the group something that is desperately needed in what has looked like a directionless team all season.