MK Dons manager Karl Robinson scored a real hit with city pupils when he confessed he was once a naughty schoolboy who preferred football to learning.
Karl told star-struck Two Mile Ash students he was “no angel” as a young boy but realised he had to work hard to get a good job.
He joined a morning assembly to kick off the school’s world topic.
The visit was arranged by former Two Mile Ash pupil, Mujayed Ahmed, who owns an Indian restaurant where Karl enjoys a curry.
School spokesman Nicola Cook said: “The pupils were fascinated by Mr Robinson’s stories and passion for football that started at such a young age.
“He inspired the pupils and left them reflecting on the importance of challenge and never giving up.”
Karl told the Citizen: “I think it’s fair to say that I was no angel when I was at school and I understood that I had to work hard in my lessons.
“Education is vitally important for any child and we value it immensely here at MK Dons, supporting the Academy players off the field as well as on it.
“I’m lucky to be at a Club where the Sport and Education Trust does such unbelievable work in schools and the community.”