Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio learned English thanks to a karaoke machine!
“Then he came in one day and said he had solved the problem — he’d bought a karaoke machine.
“He decided if he couldn’t speak English, he’d learn to sing it. It must have helped because, by the time he left Celtic a year later, his English was excellent.
“Paolo loved his music, in particular Oasis and the Manic Street Preachers.
“He’d learn a song at home, then belt it out in the dressing room the next day — at the top of his voice. It was brilliant entertainment, especially when he’d forget the words.”