Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he discovered to talk English by listening watching James Bond and listening to Adele.
After leaving Espanyol in 2012, the previous Tottenham boss needed to have English classes at his dwelling in Barcelona.
And Pochettino has revealed he watched the James Bond movie, Skyfall, and listened to music by Adele to assist him study.
He informed Sky Sports activities: “Once we left Espanyol, I used to be occupied with studying English.
“I keep in mind the instructor of my spouse began to return to my dwelling and we had one or two classes.
“We might practise with Skyfall, the James Bond film and Adele. I believed it was unattainable for me to study English at 40 years outdated.“
Earlier than shifting to England to take cost of Premier League membership Southampton in 2013, Pochettino feared his lack of English would let him down.
He added: “Once we acquired the supply, we had been actually, actually occupied with that.
“I believed it’s unattainable, how am I going to translate my concepts? What am I going to do within the first day in entrance of the gamers and my employees, in entrance of the media?
“It’ll be unattainable for me to translate my feelings, my ardour.
“I used to be speaking with [my assistant] Jesus [Perez] and my spouse, I went all the way down to the bathroom and once I got here again, they mentioned ‘you must go, you’re going to achieve success there. In England, it’s one thing particular and you’ll love England and England will love you.’
“However I didn’t know one phrase in English. They mentioned, ‘sure, we belief in you’. It was so scary.”
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Pochettino spent a season-and-a-half at Southampton, earlier than being poached by Spurs in 2014.
Throughout his 5 years in north London, he led the north London membership to a second-placed Premier League end and a Champions League last, however was sacked final yr.
Pochettino continues to be out of labor, however insists he’s prepared for a managerial return.