Karanka has a great future in coaching, says former Real Madrid player Francisco Pavon

Real Madrid's Aitor Karanka has a bright coaching future ahead of him, according to defender Francisco Pavon.

In 2010 the 38-year-old returned to the club he played for between 1997 and 2002 to become Jose Mourinho's assistant, and has earned praise for his work at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Pavon is of the opinion that Karanka has the potential to become one of the best trainers around under the tutelage of the Portuguese.

"He has a great responsibility and is doing very well. He is learning a lot with Mourinho and will be one of the best," Pavon told Marca.

"He was a person who always helped me, although we played in the same position. He is serious when he needs to be serious and fun when he gets the chance."

Real Madrid take on Granada on Saturday, and will look to win the fixture along with their final game against Mallorca to reach the 100-point mark in the Primera Division.

Since March, Goal.com has been publishing exclusive extracts from Luca Caioli's new book, Ronaldo: The Obsession for Perfection. This Friday's excerpt looks at the mutual appreciation between Cristiano and Jose Mourinho after the two Portuguese led Real Madrid to La Liga glory earlier this week. Don't miss it!


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