Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that he spoke with Sir Alex Ferguson before taking the job at Real Sociedad, reports the Daily Mail.
Moyes, who was dismissed as the Red Devils manager at the back end of last season, has admitted that he spoke with the man that he replaced at the Theatre of Dreams for advice before taking up his next managerial challenge.
Ultimately, Moyes signed an 18-month deal in San Sebastian, and will now be targeting success with the La Liga strugglers, who have endured a tricky start to the season.
The ex-Manchester United man clearly doesn't hold grudges over his sacking from the Premier League outfit, and has insisted that Ferguson thought the Sociedad opportunity was a great one for the Scotsman.
Moyes told reporters: "I phoned Sir Alex about coming out and he spoke about the job and the opportunity, which he thought was a great one for me.
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"He thought it would be a good chance and something very few British managers get the opportunity to do."
Moyes has, however, reiterated that he doesn't feel that he was given enough time to succeed at Manchester United. The Red Devils endured a miserable campaign under his tenure, but the now Sociedad boss has insisted that it was always going to be difficult to replace the legendary former boss.
"I feel that I have now got myself in a position where I’m in a good frame of mind,’ he said, smiling. ‘I feel good. I still stand by what I said at the time that I was not given enough time at United to succeed or fail.
"I think there was nothing wrong with how we worked and everyone can see that whoever is in charge at Manchester United, it is quite a long job to do things. Nine months would never be enough time for any manager.
"I do think that most real football people understood that there would be a period of transition at Manchester United when you take over from Sir Alex. I always believed I was the right person for the job and I still believe that is the case. But Louis van Gaal now has to be given the time to do the job."
Moyes' opinion on the Manchester United job certainly seems to be justified, with current Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal struggling at the Theatre of Dreams. The Old Trafford outfit have made an inconsistent start to this Premier League season, already appearing to be out of the title race.
United fans will certainly be hoping that their Dutch boss turns things around in the near future, as the club look to get back into Europe's elite competition. The Red Devils are next in action against rivals Arsenal on November 22, as they go in search of climbing the league table.