In November former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes took over as manager of struggling La Liga side Real Sociedad. It represented a fresh start for Moyes in a new country after the disaster that was his reign at the helm of Manchester United.
But he has quickly discovered that this will not be an easy task. He has drawn four, won two and lost one of his first seven games in charge but knows the fans are expecting more from their team.
This weekend he faces Barcelona in La Liga and knows his managerial nous will come under its finest scrutiny yet in the game.
The January window is now open in Spain however and that means he can act on any interest he has in certain players. According to several reports from the past few weeks, that involves several Premier League names.
Real Sociedad have been linked heavily with a move for Adnan Januzaj, a player who featured heavily for United under Moyes. They are also said to be keen on Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, Chelsea attacker Mohamed Salah and Everton striker Arouna Kone - all four being linked for potential loan deals.
Of course Manchester United and Liverpool have already rubbished the speculation whilst Chelsea and Everton are yet to comment.
But now Moyes has been speaking about his January plans. During his pre-Barca press conference for the club today he made it clear that he would not be discussing individual players although admitted he knew the list of targets he wanted to bring in to Sociedad:
"I have a clear idea about additions, but I maintain it would be inappropriate to mention names. We have to look everywhere but the philosophy of the club is to look to Sanse [the B team]. That is a priority and we are doing so."
So no official confirmation from Moyes over who he might be keen to sign, but it seems transfers are on the cards.