Former Everton and Manchester United manager, David Moyes in controversial fashion has revealed he believes La Liga is better than the Premier League. The Scot, having just signed for Real Sociedad this week, has managed in the Premier League for 16 years but still insists the Spanish league is better.
According to BBC Sport, Moyes rejected offers to manage in the Premier League and opted for a move abroad to Spain as it “tugged at my heart strings” said the former United boss.
Speaking at a press conference, Moyes said, “La Liga has the finest players and great coaches and I want to test myself against the best.” He added: “It is the right time. I am well rested and I am ready to go.”
“This is the best league in the world, in my opinion,” said Moyes, who will take charge for the first time at Deportivo on 22 November.
“I see great morale amongst the players – last Sunday’s result against Atletico really lifted them. My job is to extract the best of them and make them competitive. I feel this job fits my character. It’s been a big decision for me and my family.”
Heavily criticised for his time at Old Trafford, has Moyes attempted to move out of the media eye in England and opt for a “safer” job in Spain? Possibly, though I doubt English fans and media will fail to tune into La Liga results for the foreseeable future and judge Moyes.
In fact, it could be tougher for Moyes; unable to watch the games like we do in England, fans may judge the Scot on what the scoreline is and that could prove fatal for the man. Nonetheless, Moyes seems happy with his decision and it will be intriguing to see how he fares.
However, to throw another spanner in the works, reports this morning suggests that Sir Alex Ferguson told David Moyes to take the job at Sociedad. Is Moyes under the rule of his predecessor?
How do you think Moyes will do in Spain?