Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has wished Acklam Grange School Spanish students good luck for their upcoming GCSE exams.
The former Real Madrid defender, wrote to the students in his native language in a bid to make them revise just a little bit harder.
Boro will face Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final second leg on Friday night in a test of their own in their bid for a place in the Premier League.
Even with that game on his mind, it didn’t stop Karanka from encouraging local schoolkids to become as successful as his side have been this season.
In the letter that the Spanish managed penned to class 11b1, he said, “Dear class 11b1, I would like to wish you all the best of luck for your next Spanish exams”, the letter translates as.
“Learning another language can be very difficult at times, but the advantage of being able to communicate with other people from different parts of the world can be very beneficial.
“This is especially true in football but also applies to many other career options. I hope that all of you have enjoyed learning Spanish and that all of you get the results that you are expecting.”
Karanka previously spent three years as Jose Mourinho’s assistant manager at Real Madrid before joining Championship outfit Boro in 2013.
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