The players are behind him, with Carrick outlining how much they are looking forward to the transition.
"As players we are embracing the challenge," he said.
"For so long we have had the stability of knowing what to expect. We could turn up for pre-season and know how we would be preparing.
"There are going to be certain things that are new. But many will stay the same of course because there is a structure there and there is not a lot wrong.
"We are all looking forward to it. We are looking forward to the new manager coming in, working with him, improving as a squad and taking the club forward."