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Revolutionary: New Coach For Soccer Club In Germany Intends To Learn German

These are the kind of unorthodox management moves that turn average coaches into…slightly above average coaches.

Steve McLaren – an Englishman – is set to take the reins of Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH (or Wolfsburg VfL for short) – a German soccer club – and he displayed his managerial acumen by stating that his first order of business to actually figure out a way to, you know, communicate with a majority of his players.

“Of course I will try to learn German,” said the 49-year-old. “In addition, I would like to enjoy the German culture outside of football.

“I am really looking forward to gaining experience in Germany and I would like to take in all of the history, tradition and culture of German football.”

Allow me to wish Mr. McClaren the very best of luck on his new gig. And here’s a piece of advice for the new coach: if he would truly “like to enjoy the German culture outside of football,” might I recommend he familiarize himself with two very important components of German society:

  1. The musical styling of one David Hasselhoff; and
  2. Sausages.

I suppose there might be some other cool stuff about Germany, but I doubt it.

Wolfsburg’s new manager Steve McClaren intends to learn German [The Guardian]