David Moyes attempts to speak Spanish in press conference

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Scotland is famous for many things. Deep fried Mars bars. Alcoholism. Ratified independence from England. The Spanish language. Those last two were lies.

David Moyes is one of those people from Scotland, and having been booted out of the country for not being very good at his job, the former Manchester United manager has - for reasons we're unsure of right now - taken charge of Real Sociedad.

New language

With a point to prove and a new team to impress Moyes has resorted to drastic measures, taking his first tentative jab at the Spanish language in public. 

Operating with all the grace that endeared him to the Old Trafford faithful, Moyes decided to flex his linguistic muscles during a press conference. "Judge me eh?" he must have thought. "This'll show them" he thought. "Moyesy you wily old fox," he probably mused to himself. " You've done it again"


Well, he had done it again. That is if 'it' is come across as an absolute simpleton. Quizzed about how many times he'd seen Sociedad's youth team up close, the ex-Manchester United manager responded: I know some of the players, they have been training with me dos, tres, quatro times." Nailed it.

If there's one saving grace it's that he didn't adopt an accent, a la Joey Barton during his time with Marseille, or Steve McLaren while he was in charge of FC Twente. Oh ok, we can watch those videos now if you'd like.

Despite his ham-fisted attempt at fitting in it seems as though things are going well on the pitch. Moyes has overseen two matches in La Liga so far, drawing the first 0-0 before guiding his side to a 3-0 win over Elche on Friday.

It might be best to let your team do the talking for you in the future, David.

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