Sunderland boss O'Neill taking French lessons for Sessegnon

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits he's taking French lessons so he can communicate better with Stephane Sessegnon. The winger has been outstanding for O'Neill since his appointment.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits he's taking French lessons so he can communicate better with Stephane Sessegnon.

The winger has been outstanding for O'Neill since his appointment.

He said: "Sess has been a delight to work with since I arrived and he's had a tremendous impact on the pitch, he's been a real gem.

"Off the pitch, he's very quiet. His English is better than my French but to help, I've dug out the dictionary from my old French O-level.

"I check a couple of words before writing them down to show him. One said 'you have not paid your fine!'"

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