David Moyes named as new Real Sociedad manager

David Moyes

David Moyes has been appointed as the new manager of Real Sociedad and will be unveiled on Tuesday, the La Liga club have confirmed.

Real Sociedad have announced the appointment of David Moyes as their new manger on an 18-month deal.

The La Liga club confirmed the appointment on their official website, with the former Manchester United and Everton boss set to be unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday morning.

Moyes replaces Jagoba Arrasate at the Anoeta, who was sacked earlier this month following a 1-0 defeat at Malaga, which left Sociedad second from bottom of the table with just six points from their first 10 games.

Caretaker Asier Santana managed to guide the team to a shock 2-1 win over champions Atletico Madrid on Sunday, but the Scot remained the club's number one target on their four-man shortlist, which also included former West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel.

Some Spanish reports on Monday evening claimed talks between Moyes and Sociedad had collapsed over wage demands, but club officials moved quickly to quash such rumours.

The 51-year-old had been out of work since leaving United in May, following a tumultuous nine-month reign, and was linked to various clubs over the summer, including Galatasaray and Crystal Palace.

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