San Sebastian, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) – Real Sociedad have appointed former
Manchester United manager David Moyes as the club’s new manager after a poor
start to their La Liga campaign.
Sociedad have collected just two wins from their first 11 matches this season,
which cost former manager Jagoba Arrasate his job when he was dismissed
earlier this month.
Moyes is back in a head coach position for the first time since his ill-fated
tenure at Manchester United came to an end last April, less than 12 months
into a six-year contract.
“Real Sociedad have reached an agreement with David Moyes who has been
appointed coach of the first team until June 30, 2016,” read a statement on
Real Sociedad’s official website.
Moyes was selected as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, but
the Red Devils struggled under Moyes’ guidance as the club lost 11 of the 34
Premier League matches in which the Scotland native patrolled the technical
area and the club missed out on the top four for the first time since 1990-91.
Before taking the job at United, Moyes enjoyed an 11-year spell at Everton,
where he helped the club achieve consistency in the Premier League as well as
reach the group stage of the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup final in
Moyes will be officially presented as the club’s manager on Thursday at the
Estadio Municipal de Anoeta. His first match in charge of Sociedad will be on
Nov. 22 when the club returns from the international break to face Deportivo