Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Karanka Has the Mourinho Mentality

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Karanka Has the Mourinho Mentality

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AITOR Karanka insists he has the same mentality as mentor Jose Mourinho as he attempts to drag Middlesbrough to Premier League safety.

The Spaniard cut his teeth as a coach under Mourinho at Real Madrid before stepping into the limelight on Teesside in November 2013.

On Sunday, the Manchester United boss added the EFL Cup to the Community Shield his new employers collected in August to counter the critics who were less than impressed by his start at Old Trafford.

Karanka (below) knows exactly what makes Mourinho tick and is adamant he is driven by the same forces as he looks to keep Boro out of the relegation zone, a process which will continue at Stoke tomorrow.

He said: "I was with Jose for three years.

"We are different but the mentality we have about our job is the same.

"We think 24 hours per day, 100% every day about our job.

"At the beginning he was criticised and, at the moment, he has two titles in his pocket. …

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