David Moyes – I’m Going Nowhere This Summer

52 year-old Real Sociedad manager David Moyes has been heavily linked with both West Ham and Newcastle during the last week – and there have been many stories in the papers about him leaving the Spanish club this summer.

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A very relaxed looking David Moyes in Spain

But that’s what it all appears to be – paper talk – with no truth in the stories at all – well that’s according to the man himself.

This is some of what he told the Guardian today:

“I think it was a brave decision to move to Spain” “I turned down Premier League jobs; I didn’t think they were right. I would never have left Everton if it hadn’t been Manchester United.”

“I was supposed to be there six years and you think United give managers time. I’d worked incredibly hard to get to the top and it was taken away from me very quickly.”

“I didn’t want the disappointment to last. I had to take a step back and climb up again. I wanted somewhere I’d be allowed to work, where I could enjoy football again.”

“I want new analysts. We have a chief scout; I would like another. I’d like scouts in different countries,”  “I’ve started to put the recruitment process in place and, in time, that will help.”

“The TV money changes soon and I’d like us to be ready so that if we do have money to spend we have a process in place. The President’s in favor of that and so is the Sporting Director.”

“There’s always speculation but I’m here to do the job,”  “I’m going to be here. I want to try to get everything in place so we can be at our best for the start of next season.”

“I don’t think we need masses and masses but there are improvements I’d like to make, things I want to change. Small things that will help.”

“If they can do that, this place really would be perfect.” “I’ll be here,” “I’m not going anywhere.”

Now those words don’t suggest David is leaving Spain anytime soon does it.

It also shows how good a manager David is – and yes – he would have been perfect for us – but it’s not going to happen in the summer .

David’s an honest guy and went through hell and high water at Manchester United, but he is now quickly getting back his reputation as a top coach in football.

Good for him, and we’re sure he’s going to be  a better manager because of that experience, and he’s so right when he says his success was quickly taken away at Manchester.

Looks to us that David Moyes is building at Real Sociedad for future success, and that’s so good to see.

David’s located in San Sebastian – a beautiful location in northern Spain just south of the French border – and the rumor is they have better weather than either Manchester or Liverpool.

150 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    May 9, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    I feel much better now

  • lochinvar

    May 9, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    David Moyes ” I’m going nowhere this summer ”
    That makes two of us then
    Nor is Newcastle United except we might end up Down Under

  • dave 1961

    May 9, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Let’s all blame Carver
    Ashley to Charnley Lee who have we got for the vacant managers job.
    Charnley-we have 79 world class coaches or John Carver.
    Ashley-Lee what are our options well the 79 want paid Carver will work for peanuts.
    Ashley-well lee I have just purchased PK so we will have Charver then.
    Ashley what’s Charvers record in management, well Mike he has managed four top clubs and he did better than anyone else could have done.
    Ashley-Lee how do you know that, john told me so, he’s the best coach.
    Ashley-Lee what experience does he have, he used to put the cones out for Bobby.
    Ashley-Lee he won’t get us relegated will he,- No Mike no manager has lost 8 games in a row before.
    Ashley-Lee he lost all the games when Pardew was banned, Lee trust me mike lightning never strikes twice. It’s a fact Mike.
    Ashley-Lee what happens if things go wrong, well Mike I have a bucket of sand in my office to stick my head into, and if that fails, we just blame the fans.
    Ashley-Lee that’s good go seem to have this well planned do it. Job Done.

  • BandB

    May 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    “I still think I’m the best coach in the Premier League.” “I have got the backing of Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley and that is enough.”


    If you are accepting the invitation to get behind “your” club today, bear these words of Carver’s in mind.

    Because clearly he speaks the truth. It’s Mike’s club and that’s all that matters.

    It’s NOT your club. And it’s John’s job. Have you got that?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    There is no support from me!

    …get behind me fellow bloggers and fans (just not you Belfast)

  • stingray

    May 9, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    You know all these reality TV shows around? I reckon they are making one behind the scenes at NUFC. You just couldn’t make some of this stuff up…it must be made for TV and they are trying to make it as dramatic as possible.

  • scout

    May 9, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Any news on playing the danger mouse music as the players enter the field??

  • lochinvar

    May 9, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Lee Clark resigns from Blackpool
    At least he’s man enough to recognise when enough is enough, although 3 wins out of 33 matches makes Carver his role model.
    Heading back to Toon on a blacknwhite charger ? Ashley wouldn’t be so stupid as to think that’s a solution or to placate fans , would he.
    “Carver and Clark” – sounds like a Variety club act.
    Silly me I forgot , that’s what The Impresario Ashley thinks we are. The way things are going he’ll have us as the top act at ” Saturday night at the London Palladium” instead of on MOD
    Gruesome isn’t in it

  • mindshaft

    May 9, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Anita the latest player to slate Carvers tactics – is there any player left at toon who actually wants to play for him …, possibly Colback

  • lochinvar

    May 9, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    You might have started something here, maybe they could start doing requests, like Family Favourites of old on the radio.
    “Thieving Ashley ” ( Thieving Magpie) by Rossini
    “Down “by Lindisfarne
    “Theme from the Magic Roundabout” ( that’s what we’re on )
    ” The Last Post ”

    Any other suggestions for the play list ?

  • mindshaft

    May 9, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #12

    Guess if you’re going to slag players off to the media then they have every right to do the same

  • stingray

    May 9, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #13

    I’d take 11 Jack Colback’s!

  • sing in the corner

    May 9, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #14

    About the Taylor speech

    What is it with players and staff at NUFC? If they’re not coming out with predictable sound bites and cliches its verbal diarrhoea! Taylor, thanks for removing another notch from the connection I have to this sorry excuse for a club. How dare you suggest the fans make it tougher for the home players? poor dears.Tough..life in a goldfish bowl eh? Well stop taking the thousands per week in underserved wages and clear off if you don’t like it. Get a real job. Try something you are good at I would suggest.

  • scout

    May 9, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #16

    Yes how about the theme tune to Mr. Benn or maybe Spender

  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #17

    On Taylor, it is quite incredible that millionaries are calling for people to stop criticising them for being basically useless at their jobs.

    Suck it up.

    500-50,000, it doesn’t matter, you’re paid to do your job, do it.

    Taylor is a fan, he can’t play, why doesn’t he get in the crowd and show them how it’s done if it’s all their fault.


  • scout

    May 9, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #18

    I fear the worst today. Our defence is gonna be awful.

  • chasing_rabbits

    May 9, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #19

    Benny Hill theme tune everytime the ball enters our half?

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #20

    The papers are full of Ashley.
    It’s not good press.

    NUFC run badly
    SD = cheap tat

    Keep it up lads.
    Let’s make life uncomfortable for the parasite.


  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Graeme…We all keep making the same point over and over. If Ashley, who owns this club, doesn’t care enough to do something, why are the fans being made to feel like it’s their responsibility?

    Another Ashley cop out.

    Let’s drop the act, Ashley Out.

  • Graeme

    May 9, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #22

    Scout – the whole damn “Team” from Owner downwards is aweful though!!!!!


  • jayphoto

    May 9, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    @ibiza agree with that! Taylors interview didn’t anger me anywhere near Coloccinis letter though! Bare faced cheek that! I’m starting to think Carvers brief is to deflect fan anger away from the club! Statements like ‘im the best coach in the premier league’ have opened him to mass ridicule. I fail to believe anyone can be that delusional, especially on the back of 8 losses in a row!

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 9, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #24

    I’d like to see the total cost for NUFC of Steven Taylor.

    Wages, medical bills etc. I bet he hasn’t been great value for money.

    Not the sharpest knife in the drawer by all accounts.

    Any more NUFC “fans” on Ashley’s payroll going to pipe up?


  • BandB

    May 9, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #25


    I hope if we don’t win today, people will just quietly cover their ice-block nipples and go home without terrorising their families.
    Because that’s what our fans do, y’know
    Steven Taylor says so.
    It’s bad enough the players and their wives are the victims of common assault when they go shopping.

  • toon22

    May 9, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #26

    How about Circus Theme music the who match?


  • jayphoto

    May 9, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #27

    Expecting a red card today! Taylors due making a horror tackle and it’d be typical nufc after that letter if Colo was sent off! Either way think we’ll get a draw if Carver gets team selection right! We need pace and width! Sammy and Obertan wide (not ideal but best we’ve got) and cabella as #10

  • jayphoto

    May 9, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #28

    @obertans better than messi – see what youre saying bout taylor but he always always gives 100% which is more than most at the club currently. When fit this season he was our best centre half

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 9, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #29

    So, we need goals out of the blue, and Hatem was given away because it was all his fault. The one who allegedly spoke out about the dire coaching and tactics. Another move of stupidity from Pinocchio and the club that has added to us possibly being relegated.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #30

    There is no logical connection between our current plight and the recent protests / boycotts.

    Clearly our efforts are working and the club are relying on emotional blackmail to undo all of the work done to date.

    If the players are as down as they say they are (Taylor & Colo), worried to make mistakes (Anita), led by a stubborn Geordie out of touch with reality (Carver) and not supported now by the board (Ashey & Carver) what do we expect to be different in these next 3 games?

    Why are we allowing ourselves to be made in to the bad guys? Keep it up guys and girls. It is working.

    Lessons have not been learnt. These recent tactics just re-confirm this.



  • Sav

    May 9, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #31

    Remember when we used to complain about the omuerta, the wall of silence, the lack of communication coming from our club?

    Now, I just wish they’d shut the f**k up.

  • BoyDoneGood

    May 9, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #32

    Newcastle are the clear favourites with the bookies, odds shortening still. It takes a rare blend of pessimism and masochism to go against the universal trend…

  • John Tudor

    May 9, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #33

    no-0ne of note will work for these wankazzzz

  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 9, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Wow,the great sages of modern day football,don’t worry lads,we’ll win today,the bookmakers have spoken.

  • John Tudor

    May 9, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #35

    get a life

  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Jay…It’s such a cheap shot and shows exactly what is wrong with this club.

    BandB…It read to me that Taylor is taking respoinsibility for this abuse that goes on in Newcastle. No win and people get abused. I’m surprised more of these stories don’t make it to the press. I guess it’s some big cover up.

    Has anyone from the club said yet, do you know what, if we had got in a couple of players in January we might not have been in this mess?

    I guess that’s one of the lessons learned, right?

    No, we’ll just go on about the fans and how unreasonable they are. Just the minority mind, we love real toon fans. So get behind us, or it’ll be your fault we’re relegated!

  • lochinvar

    May 9, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #37

    Scout and others
    Here we are a bit raw but the sentiment is in the title


  • John Tudor

    May 9, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #38

    no-one but no-one would work for these imbeciles oh
    except carver

  • scout

    May 9, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #39

    Haha good one.

    Or even Geordie racer theme tune

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 9, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #40


    “So get behind us, or it’ll be your fault we’re relegated!”

    That’s exactly the spin and diversionary tactics they’re using, yes.


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