David Moyes and Real Sociedad struggling to agree deal

Published Add your comment

Football News

Real Sociedad have identified David Moyes as their top target to replace the sacked Jagoba Arrasate but, it has been claimed, the wage demands of the former Manchester United manager are preventing a deal from being concluded.

Arrasate was dismissed on Sunday with Real Sociedad languishing 19th in La Liga having taken only six points from their opening 10 fixtures, although their only victory actually came against leaders Real Madrid.

It has been reported that Moyes has been offered the now vacated position although now add that any proposed move to San Sebastian is being held up by the salary that has been requested by the Scot.


La Real are prepared to increase their opening €1 million annually offer, but it may be that Moyes chooses to reject this proposal. He signed a £3.5 million-per-year deal with Manchester United, but will have to accept significantly less if he is to move to Anoeta.

Moyes has been out of work since he was sacked by Manchester United after only 10 months as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford, with the plug being pulled once qualification for the Champions League proved mathematically beyond them.

Related Articles


The 51-year-old presided over two encounters with Real Sociedad last season, with one win and a draw his record, but it is is previous work with Everton rather than is profile as an ex-Manchester United manager that most appeals to La Real.

The club from the Basque region are far from a lost cause at this early stage of the season, but a rebuilding job is required. With Moyes keen for a project were he can enhance his reputation, this could be an ideal fit.

Were Moyes to move to the club, he would reportedly move to bring Phil Neville in as his assistant, with the ex-England international having worked under him during this short spell in Manchester.

Neville had retained his position on the coaching staff once Moyes had been sacked, working with Ryan Giggs during his interim reign, but Louis van Gaal chose not to keep him once he had arrived at the club.

Manchester United
David Moyes
Premier League

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again