Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has been named as the new manager of Spanish club Real Sociedad. It is the 51-year-old’s first job since he was sacked as United manager in April after a 10-month spell in charge.
Moyes replaces Jagoba Arrasate, who was dismissed by Sociedad after a poor run of form which currently sees them lie 15th in La Liga. The Scot has signed a contract to June 2016 and will take charge for the first time at Deportivo on 22 November.
Sociedad announced the appointment late on Monday in a statement on their website. “Real Sociedad have reached an agreement with David Moyes,” it read. “Details about the official presentation of Real Sociedad’s new coach and who will form part of his technical team will be published tomorrow [Tuesday] morning.”
“It is something that we don’t report enough – British managers outside the shores,” he said. “It will actually help the development of coaches where you can come back and give a bit back to them – tell them the experience you have had working in Spain, Italy, Germany or wherever it may be.”
Former Preston and Everton boss Moyes took over at Manchester United as a successor to Sir Alex Ferguson, who had an illustrious 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.