Mubarak Wakaso Hails ‘second Father’ Javier Aguirre

Posted On Tuesday, 9th April 2013

Wakaso Mubarak has hailed his manager Javier Aguirre

Wakaso Mubarak has hailed his manager Javier Aguirre

Espanyol midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has spoken fondly  of manager Javier Aguirre describing him as his ‘second father’.

The Mexican punished the 22-year-old with a 10,000 Euros fine for reporting late after the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

He surprised many when he returned on scheduled after Ghana’s 4-0 win over Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier by scoring a goal in Espanyol’s 2-0 win over Osasuna.

The Ghana star has spoken fondly of the 54-year-old describing him as his ‘second father’

“He’s like a father. When you’re doing something at home and you’re wrong, your father will have to put you right,” Wakaso said

“And you if realize you made a mistake and change from your ways, you earn respect.

“He is doing his work well and I admire him for that. He’s like a father to all of us.”

Wakaso has ruled out a move to giants Barcelona insisting he is happy to see out his four-year contract.