Real Sociedad appointed David Moyes as manager earlier this week.
David Moyes has been named the new manager of La Liga side Real Sociedad. The former Manchester United and Everton boss certainly has a task on his hands turning around the fortunes of a talented squad, who have struggled to deal with the departure of star players this summer.
However, one player who is still at the club is their passionate captain Xabi Prieto.
The midfielder is also good friends with a former Moyes player.
The ex-Manchester United boss took Mikel Arteta to Everton from Spanish football and he has since made a name for himself as one of the Premier League's most consistent performers.
Nowadays at Arsenal he remains friendly with Prieto. As captain of his team it would be wrong of Prieto not to run a background check on his new boss, which he did by giving Arteta a bell.
He told Marca, as translated by Inside Spanish Football, that he had heard good things about his new manager:
“He’s a coach with a great track record. He spent eleven years at Everton and signed with a very big club like (Manchester) United, although it didn’t go so well. I talked with (Mikel) Arteta who played under him for many years at Everton, and all he had to say was good things about him.
“He (Mikel) told me that he is very demanding and committed to making good relationships with his players. We will try to make him feel comfortable as soon as we can here and hopefully that will allow him to help the team grow.”
Now Prieto will hope the former Manchester United boss lives up to the high praise of his mate Arteta.