WATCH: "You taught me a lot Stan" - Martin O'Neill and Stan Collymore had press room in stitches
Martin O'Neill has a very individual sense of humour.
At times in the past, his attempts to make jokes have landed him in hot water. Indeed, such is his quirky take on life, that he often has to point out when he has tried to be funny just to be on the safe side.
But on the eve of one of the biggest matches of a glittering career as both a player and manager, the Republic of Ireland boss was in jovial and relaxed form as he addressed the assembled media as his press conference ahead of Tuesday night's World Cup play-off against Denmark.
His interest was piqued by the sight of his former Leicester player Stan Collymore, working for a Russian television company, among the assembled journalists.
When asked by the Irishman if he spoke Russian, Collymore said: "I could teach you a bit."
O'Neill replied: "You taught me a lot Stan. Some of the things are unrepeatable. You taught me how to live."