Real Sociedad hires ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes
Spanish club Real Sociedad has hired David Moyes to be its new manager, the club announced Monday. Moyes' contract runs through June 30, 2016.
Moyes was fired as Manchester United's manager in April after just ten months with the club. He had previously managed Everton from 2002 to 2013.
Sociedad fired its manager, Jagoba Arrasate, on Nov. 2, after earning just nine points in its first 11 games. Moyes was immediately linked to the vacancy.
Moyes, 51, is a native of Scotland. He played as a defender for a variety of English and Scottish clubs from 1980 to 1999. He began his managerial career with Preston North End in 1998. During his tenure the club was promoted from England's third division to the second division.
Moyes will make his debut with Sociedad on Nov. 22 against Deportivo.
- Dan Gartland