HEAD coach Jonathan Woodgate revealed how he had been brushing up on his Spanish to help communicate with some of Cherries’ squad.

The 41-year-old learned the language during his time as a player at Read Madrid – previously insisting it was “vital” he was able to communicate during his time in Spain.

And with the likes of Jefferson Lerma, Diego Rico and Rodrigo Riquelme all Spanish-speaking players, Woodgate insists a second language has come in handy since his arrival at Vitality Stadium.

He told the Daily Echo: “Yeah I have been speaking Spanish. It’s been good brush up on that to be honest.

“I do try speaking in Spanish if they don’t understand something and I’ll come in and say something to them.

“It’s just trying to in general have a one-on-one. I try to be affable with them, approachable and just try and get on with the players as best as you can.

“You’ve got to make an impression with those type of players and try and help them more than anything.”

Woodgate was on Sunday appointed as the club’s new head coach until the end of the season.

The Dorset club are set to host Cardiff City in the Championship on Wednesday.