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Mauricio Pochettino reveals he learnt English by listening to Adele's James Bond anthem Skyfall before admitting about his move to Southampton being the 'most testing period' of his career Mauricio Pochettino listened to pop star Adele to learn the English language The Tottenham boss admitted to struggling with learning the language initially Following his move in 2013, he said it was 'most testing period' of his career

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 16:28 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 16:28 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he listened to Adele's James Bond anthem Skyfall to get a better grasp of the English language.

Following his first managerial spell at Espanyol, Pochettino was given his first chance to manage a Premier League club by taking over Nigel Adkins at Southampton in 2013.

Having spent the majority of his playing career in Spain, France and his homeland of Argentina, Pochettino initially struggled to pick up the English language and revealed that his two-hour tutor sessions were 'boring'.

Mauricio Pochettino opens up on moving to England and it being 'most testing period' for him

Mauricio Pochettino opens up on moving to England and it being 'most testing period' for him

In an interview with JOE, the Argentine manager reveals how he felt hopeless trying to learn the language after moving to the south coast of England before listening to self-proclaimed Spurs fan Adele sing the James Bond film anthem.

When talking about his move over to England, Pochettino said: 'She [his wife] found an English teacher for me and the first session – two hours long – was so boring.

'The tutor said, "Okay, we are going to try something a little different, let's learn with a song".

'She put on Adele's Skyfall, which is so tricky – as you can imagine – if you don't know

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