Gus Poyet feels his multi-lingual skills can swing the Sunderland job in his favour.
The former Brighton manager has held talks with Sunderland.
“It’s a new team, very international, and it would be convenient for the new person to speak various languages,” Poyet told the Evening Chronicle.
“You wouldn’t need to have translators continually.
“That is something that helps me because I have that ability.
“But there are things that go against me, for example the fact that I’ve never managed in the Premier League.
“If one day you coach in the Premier League without having previously managed and it’s your first job and it doesn’t go well, generally they accuse you of not having worked at the lower level and taken the right steps required to reach the top.
“But it has to be one way or the other.
“It can’t be that when you have taken all the steps – been assistant to different managers, been manager yourself and improved year after year in the team you were with, that you can’t then have a chance at a higher level.”
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