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Will Still switching between English and French during a team talk at Reims is absolutely unreal

Max Sherry

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Will Still switching between English and French during a team talk at Reims is absolutely unreal

What can't this man do? Will Still is already living out all of our sporting dreams, going from a Football Manager whizz on the computer to coaching Ligue 1 outfit Reims.

But it turns out he's bilingual too – which, being in France, makes sense.

Now a new video has emerged on social media showing the young coach switching from French to English during a team talk ahead of his side's clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

It may not sound like much, but it's honestly unreal.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The clip starts with the ginger tactician gathering his team into a huddle before telling them something in French.

He then suddenly jumps to English, saying: "F**king stay focused in here."

Still continues on, translating his comments for all the non-French-speaking players.


It's very impressive to say the least, made even more impressive by the fact that he manages to absolutely nail the French accent while still keeping his thick London one.

Normally, there's a translator on the training ground to convey messages to players in various languages – but it seems Still isn't in need of one.

When popular Instagram page 'thatguysjokes' posted the footage online, fans went ballistic for it.


One commented: "His French is really good as well."

While another person added: "Bro I aspire to be like this."

As a third said: "Football Manager, completed it mate."

Others saw the funny side of it, comparing it to a few infamous Brits who have gone abroad and struggled with the language barrier.


One fan joked: "Joey Barton would be proud."

As another quipped: "It’s not Steve McClaren dutch levels."

Then a third chimed in, saying: "He’s got nothing on Moyes’ Spanish though tbf."


And it seems Still's pre-match team talk worked a treat as his Reims side went on to secure a draw against PSG thanks to a last-gasp 96th-minute equaliser.

Still went absolutely mental at the touchline, of course.

The huge result against Lionel Messi and Co sees Still's incredible yet slightly unusual career path continue on.

Europe's youngest manager, the English-Belgian who started off playing Football Manager and coaching Preston North End's Under 14 side while studying at Myerscough College.

He's also worked as an assistant manager for three teams in Belgium before taking on the role with Reims to become caretaker manager in October 2022.

An impressive five-game unbeaten run saw him awarded the job on a permanent basis.

Reims have since gone on a 12-game unbeaten run and are currently 11th on the Ligue 1 table.

Incredibly, though, the French minnows get fined £22,000 every time they play because Still still doesn't have his UEFA Pro License for coaching at that level.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Amazon Prime Video

Topics: Football Manager, Football, Ligue 1

Max Sherry
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