Ask for advice Mourinho Karanka Before Facing City
Middlesbrough – Middlesbrough manager, Aitor Karanka, was a close friend Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Karanka now need advice from Mourinho on how to beat Manchester City.
Mourinho and Karanka collaborate while they are still at Real Madrid in 2010-2013. At that time, Mourinho became coach of Madrid and Karanka assistant. When Mourinho resigned, Karanka also took away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mourinho and Karanka now both work in the UK. They still often communicate and exchange advice about football.
When the teams met Chelsea Championship English League Cup and FA Cup, the Bolton Wanderers, Derby County, and Watford, Mourinho asked for input from Karanka. As a manager in the Championship, Karanka was more aware of the strength of the teams.
Now turn Karanka who will seek advice from Mourinho. He needs tips to beat City because Middlesbrough will challenge the Citizens in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The match will be held at Etihad Stadium on Saturday (01/24/2015) tomorrow.
“I spoke with Jose each week. Jose need to know more than me, when she was against Watford and other teams. Instead, I need to know about the City,” said Karanka in the Mirror.
“We now have a great opportunity in the league and FA Cup. When the draw came up, I thought ‘brilliant, we could now face one of the best squad in the world’,” added the former Madrid defender.
“They said the City is the sixth richest club in the world. One nice thing of football is sometimes in the field of money is not everything. If teams richest always win, then it is not football,” said Karanka.