Carrick joins a host of other recently retired English footballers who have taken various roles within coaching, such as Steven Gerrard, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes.
Carrick is expected to be part of the Manchester United coaching staff from next season and May insisted that it is important that the Red Devils keep hold of the former Tottenham man.
The 36-year-old is now back to full fitness and has played three times since, but he concedes he will call time on his 19-year career at the end of the campaign.
'There comes a time when, as much as you like or don't like it, your body tells you it's time to stop playing football, ' Carrick said earlier this week. It's something you've got to accept so that's where I am at.