It’s not enough that he’s been exiled to French Ligue 1 side Olympic Marseille on loan from cellar-dwellers Queens Park Rangers after a series of indiscretions, he’s slagging off his new hosts as well.

In a bizarre French accent, the Twitter addict calls the French top-flight boring and accuses their media of focussing more on his allegedly poor tackling technique than his insightful playmaking.

It reminds many of a kooky moment in Steve McClaren’s career when he spoke in a thick Dutch accent while manager of FC Twente.

The first known example of McClaren syndrome