Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso, the worst English Premier League manager to ever grace the world of soccer, has made a triumphant return to the sport in order to promote the coverage of the upcoming season on NBC.
NBC Sports Network’s video became a viral sensation when it was uploaded last summer, and it went on to be watched over 8 million times on YouTube.
The latest clip to revolve around Lasso has so far been viewed an impressive 270,000 times in less than a couple of hours. The about section of the clip, which is formally called The Return Of Coach Lasso, explains: “After being fired by Tottenham Hotspur, Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is back in the US-of-A, looking to make the most of his Premier League experience.”
You can watch the hilarious clip below:
For those of you who are watching Lasso for the first time, you can check out his endeavors from last year below too. An American Coach in London’s about section reads: “Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) has just arrived in England to coach Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, and he’s realizing it’s football… Just not as you know it.”
The latest video starts off with Lasso struggling in his role as Arlo White’s co-commentator. Lasso concedes that he still hasn’t got to grips with soccer’s lexicon, as he tells White that the thing he is most looking forward to about commentating is learning the definition of “relegation.”
However Lasso also admits that he enjoys working with White, even going as far as to describe his voice as “golden-velveted” and “yummy.” He then poetically adds, “That guy sounds like Elle MacPherson farting into Miles Davis’ trumpet.”
Because of his stint at White Hart Lane, which he admits only lasted for six and a half hours, Lasso is employed by NBC to work alongside Rebecca Lowe in the studio. Once again though Sudeikis struggles in his new role, and he speaks over Lowe before forgetting that the show is broadcast live.
He then encourages Fulham fans to go and attack a referee, a plan that Lowe tries to dissuade the supporters from, and before long she has become so incensed with Lasso’s antics that she storms off set and she even calls him an English expletive that Lasso believes is a compliment.
Both The Return Of Coach Lasso and An American Coach In London are filled to the brim with comedic gold, and if you have a spare 10 minutes and 46 seconds you should definitely spend them watching Sudeikis as the loveable buffoon.
The English Premier League returns next weekend on NBC and NBCSN.