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Real Sociedad has on Monday announced David Moyes as their new manager.

The former Manchester Unted boss, 51, has returned to club management after his spell with the Old Trafford club ended abruptly within ten months.

Moyes replaces Jagoba Arrasate, who was dismissed last weekend after guiding the Basque team to just one win in their first ten La Liga games.

“Real Sociedad have reached an agreement with David Moyes to be the coach of the first team until June 30, 2016,” the club said in a statement.

David Moyes is the Fourth English Manager to Coah Real Sociedad. Image: Man Utd via Getty.
David Moyes is the Fourth English Manager to Coah Real Sociedad. Image: Man Utd via Getty.

“Tomorrow (Tuesday) the details for his official presentation and the backroom staff led by the Scottish coach will be finalised.”

Moyes, who will begin his reign at the San Sebastian with a trip to Deportivo La Coruna on November 22, has signed a contract till June 2016.

The former Preston North End and Everton manager was chosen as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor in his previous job at United, but was shown the exit with the English club lying seventh in the Premier League with four matches left to the end of last season.

He faced Sociedad during his spell with United, winning 1-0 in Manchester and sealing a goalless draw in Spain in a Champions League group phase.

He becomes the fourth British manager to coach Sociedad, after Harry Lowe (1930-1935), John Toshack (1999- 20002) and current Wales boss Chris Coleman, who had a six-month spell with the club.

Sociedad’s win over Atletico Madrid last Sunday moved them out of relegation zone up to 15th in the table. Their other win this season came against Real Madrid.

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