Real Sociedad, one of the most talent-laden teams in Spain, are currently in the relegation zone thanks to the L they just caught from very not-good Las Palmas. What looked like a promising experience in La Liga with a very good club when David Moyes got the manager’s job is now an unmitigated failure.
Odds are the former Everton and Manchester United boss will be out of a job—and back at the wine bars and golf courses that bring him joy—as soon as next week. His tenure with La Real wasn’t as comically inept as his stint in Manchester, but in some ways it was sadder; rather than the readymade and somewhat reasonable excuse he had to explain away his failure with the Red Devils—i.e. he inherited a squad of old, out of shape, unmotivated players and was never given the transfer budget nor time to make it right—it appears that, at bottom, he’s just not that great of a manager. Which is no crime, and his Everton record will assuredly get him another job back in England where he belongs.