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Ramon Vega exclusive: Pochettino brings language advantage

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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ramon Vega has told GiveMeSport in an exclusive interview that Mauricio Pochettino's lack of English could actually be an asset to the Argentinian - although a little English to the media wouldn't hurt!

Pochettino signed a five-year deal with Spurs earlier this week after he announced that he would be leaving Southampton, having been in charge of the Saints since January 2013. 

Vega claims that the amount of South American players in the Tottenham squad will allow Pochettino to settle quickly and command the respect of his players.

"When you look at a manager you say 'what's his style of managing a team in terms of technique and skill' and on the other hand you look at his communication with the players.

"In the Spurs squad you have quite a lot of South American players, and he speaks fluent Spanish, he can communicate with these key players that Spurs have. That's a big advantage.

"Today in the Premier League it's not just English players, it's an international [league]. And as a manager you need to be able to bring all these skills on board and I think he brings that.

"The only thing he maybe has to learn is to speak English now! I have not seen an English interview yet."

Tottenham endured a difficult season last year, culminating in the sacking of Andre-Villas Boas and the continual speculation about the future of his replacement Tim Sherwood. 

However, under Pochettino they have a manager who received many plaudits for the way he moulded a young Southampton team into one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League, even without speaking English in public.

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