maffff wrote:tmesis wrote:He sounds a talented guy, but it would be incredibly hard to implement his plans in a badly struggling teams that's got no heart when he can't even speak English.
He might be exactly the right manager, at exactly the wrong time.
I don't get this hang up, he speaks a little, but not fluent. Bielsa doesn't speak a lick of English, Pochettino didn't for 3 years... Mourinho was much worse than you'd expect for a long time.
Likewise, many successful players in England have barely, slowly or never mastered the language.
English is a considerably easier language to learn than Portuguese, he'd be tutored, he'd have staff who are bilingual, he'd have Ilori around who is bilingual. It's not the end of the world..
Half the fcuking native speakers in this country can't even speak the language properly so don't see it being a problem.