David Moyes isn't enjoying his Spanish expedition

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Of all the managers to have taken charge of a Premier League club, David Moyes isn't the one you'd associate with warm climates and free flowing football, yet strangely he finds himself in Spain.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the former Everton manager is struggling in his reign at Real Sociedad. With only one win all season, the Basque club are not only becoming frustrated with the results, but also with the style of play.

It seems that the relative success Moyes enjoyed at Everton is possibly his downfall - believe it or not - direct, percentage football isn't as popular in Spain as it was in Merseyside.


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How long has Moyes got?

The managerial merry-go-round doesn't spin quite as quickly in Spain as it does in England, but that doesn't mean Moyes' job is safe. The fans aren't happy with the club's dour playing style, a mind-numbing 0-0 draw at home to fierce rivals Athletic Bilbao epitomised Sociedad's troubles. Poor football plus poor results don't equate to a very long spell at the helm. 

In spite of the mess on the field, it's believed that David Moyes is well respected away from the pitch. He's efficient in his coaching methods, organised in his approach and has made a genuine effort to immerse himself in the Spanish way of life - if he does fail it won't be for lack of trying.


Squad not helping Moyes out

Whether the squad aren't playing for Moyes or whether they're just out of form is unclear; what is for certain, however, is that performances are going to have to improve very quickly for Moyes to keep his job.

Star players such as Carlos Vela and Asier Illarramendi aren't showing their best form, though, their relationship with Moyes still seems good so an upturn in form could be upon us. 

If your star players aren't performing, you could at least hope your regular starters would stand up to be counted - unfortunately for Moyes - Sergio Canales and Esteban Granero are seemingly using Real Sociedad as another on the list of clubs where they've failed to perform.

If the board's patience with Moyes is wearing thin, it must be almost intangible when it comes to Granero and Canales.

Wish for success

For all Moyes' troubles in England, it would appear that most in the UK are wishing him to succeed.

It's not often a British manager tries his luck abroad so Moyes should be commended for his bravery - he'll return to England a better manager - no matter how quickly that return may be.

Can David Moyes make his time at Real Sociedad a success? Have your say in the comments section below!

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