Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has backed David Moyes to be a success as Real Sociedad coach.
Moyes has been officially appointed as the coach of the Spanish club after over six months out of football management.
The former Everton boss could not last even for a year as the United manager, having succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford last summer.
During his time as the Red Devils boss, Moyes came under severe scrutiny and criticism, but United star Carrick believes that the Scotsman will prove himself at Sociedad.
‘I hope it goes great for him over there’, The Daily Star quotes the England international as saying. ‘It’s a new challenge for him. He has proven his track record over the years.
‘He has been successful over such a long period of time that, fair enough, he will be frustrated with how things went last year, as we all were, but I am sure he will bounce back’.
It will not be easy for Moyes at Sociedad, though. La Real are currently 15th in La Liga with nine points from 11 matches, level on points with third-from-bottom Elche.
Sociedad’s main objective rightaway will be to claw out of relegation worries, but they will be expected to be finish in the top 10 of the league table this season at least.
Moyes will have his work cut out.