The ex-United boss managed three words most people already know in Spanish during a press conference this week.
He took up the difficult task of lifting Spanish side Real Sociedad after a poor start to the season and the loss of key players had greatly affected them at the start of the campaign.
In moving to abroad the former Manchester United 'chosen one' knew he had a difficult task on his hands. Not only did he need to brush up on his knowledge of the Spanish game, adapt his tactics to suit and uproot to San Sebastian - but the language barrier was going to be an issue.
He appointed bi-lingual Billy McKinlay to the coaching staff and has the likes of Carlos Vela who speak English well among the team.
But he admitted he would need to learn Spanish and perhaps a bit of Basque, if he is to get by in La Liga.
Well at least he is not doing a Steve McLaren or Joey Barton, and speaking English in a dodgy accent.
But so far it seems he has only picked up on the numbers and even they seemed to struggle coming to him.
"I know about the B team. I know some of the players. They have been training with me dos, tres, quattro times but I have not seen them play."