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.
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.