I've had some players in my team for 2 or 3 seaons and they dont speak a word of English (I'm playing in England). Now I know footballers arent all exactly geniuses, but I'd think after a couple of years anyone should have a working use of the language...
As a Dutchie for instance I have not much difficulty in reading Afrikaans as the Afrikaans language is very closely related to Dutch. There are of course more languages who are very closely related to other languages, Czech vs Slovak; Croatia vs Bosnian vs Serbian; Macedonian vs Bulgarian are a few other examples. It would make sense therefore that if a player (or manager, human or not) would get to learn a language quicker if they are fluent in a related language.
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