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You won't believe this... but calamity coach Steve McClaren sounds as though he's turning into a top European boss.

Then again that's only because the England flop, now managing in Holland, has bizarrely picked up a Dutch accent.

Just like famous Netherlands coaches such as Marco van Basten and Guus Hiddink, McClaren, 47, now pronounces "fantastic" as "fantash-tic" and "massive" as "masshive".

But that's as far as the similarity goes. Because as well as not matching their success, he now seems to speak even worse English than they do.

McClaren was quizzed by a Dutch female interviewer in flawless English before his new side FC Twente played Arsenal this week.

But the Yorkshireman must have left her stunned with his garbled, ungrammatical answers.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/08/14/video-steve-mcclaren-has-picked-up-a-comedy-dutch-accent-in-holland-115875-20697188/
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=F8oN58cyp2c&eurl=http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/08/14/video-steve-mcclaren-has-picked-up-a-comedy-dutch-accent-in-holland-115875-2
 

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He hasn't picked up a Dutch accent.

He's picked up a Dutch dialect and Dutch mannerisms. Quite revealing form of human behaviour.

'When in Rome, do as the Romans do'.
 

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1st rule of the Englishman abroad

- Any foreigner (grrrr) WILL understand full English if it is spoken in an affected accent. Remember they are in the wrong, not you
 

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Hahah, is he seriously speaking like a retard so that they can understand him?

Amazing avatar bte David.
 

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"Liverpool or Arsenal, one of the toughest teams... and it's Arsenal... I think."

What do you mean you think? You're not sure who your team is playing against?
 

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I expect Fabio Capello now to start trying to speak like Danny Dyer.
 

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Wow... that almost makes me pity him, he really is a total twit. To think how much money he made off the fans because he didn't want to be a man and resign.

Agree with Mutu, awesome avatar David. Bunk is the man.
 

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We are what you call Underdogs ?

as if in his native country he wouldnt say that.

How the fuck can you lose your mother tongue in just over a month.

What an idiot

(although weve all done it abroad, put on their accent to make them understand :D)
 

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The man is a national joke. He just can't drop the shovel can he?
 
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