Watch: NBC Sports brings an American coach to London to manage Tottenham

Premier League coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network starts August 17th

A few months ago NBC Sports announced that they had acquired the U.S. broadcast TV rights to the English Premier League. This came on top of the deal NBC signed to carry MLS games - leaving many fans of the game happy to see such a large media outlet dedicating resources to the sport.

NBC's coverage of the Premier League starts on Saturday, August 17 and to drum up enthusiasm and awareness, their films division sent actor / comedian Jason Sudeikis to London to coach Tottenham. What entailed was a comedic video of an American football coach trying to coach the other football in Europe. Watch the NBC Sports commercial above, then Tottenham's behind-the-scenes video below, followed by another NBC preview video of the 2013-2014 EPL season.

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