On this day in 2014: Moyes moves to Sociedad

Sport360 staff 15:22 10/11/2016
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Moyes spell was ultimately doomed.

On this day two years ago, David Moyes was handed the reins at Real Sociedad, a move seen as both refreshing for a British manager and this manager in particular.

It followed Moyes’ ultimately doomed spell at Manchester United where he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson and a fresh start looked just the tonic for the Scot.

Moyes started well by following up a 0-0 draw away to Deportivo with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Elche.

After taking over the team with Sociedad 15th in La Liga, Moyes steered them to 12th eventually but the pressure was mounting.

By the time November 9 rolled around a year later, Moyes was given the boot after a poor start on the eve of his first anniversary.

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