By CAITLIN MURRAY
David Moyes could soon be landing on his feet. The ousted former Manchester United coach is reportedly up for the vacant manager job at Real Sociedad, the club confirmed Wednesday.
Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay told reporters Moyes was one of four candidates being considered for the position. West Bromwich Albion coach Pepe Mel has also been linked as a candidate to the position.
“It’s true that we have been in contact with Pepe Mel and David Moyes, but we are also talking to a number of other coaches,” Aperribay said. “We are in talks with all of them and weighing up which of them has the prerequisites: knowledge and understanding of Real Sociedad, a clear grasp of and respect for the values and philosophy of the club.”
Moyes was on the job with Manchester United for 10 months before being fired at a time when the club sat seventh on the Premier League table, one of Manchester United’s worst campaigns in history.
Sociedad has been dealing with their own struggles and fired coach Jagoba Arrasate on Sunday after he managed just one win in the team’s first 10 league games of the season.
Here is some other overseas news to close out Wednesday:
RONALDO VOWS TO REMAIN WITH REAL MADRID THROUGH 4-YEAR CONTRACT AND BEYOND
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to stick with Real Madrid for the long haul.
Though the superstar striker had been linked to a return to Manchester United in the rumor mill, it appears such a move is unlikely. Ronaldo told reporters he wants to finish out the remaining four years on his contract at Real Madrid on Wednesday as he was awarded the European Golden Shoe for scoring 31 La Liga goals in 2013-14.
“I hope to finish my contract with Real Madrid at 33 and after that we’ll see if they want me to stay,” Ronaldo said. “I feel young and still a long way off retiring.”
Ronaldo, 29, expressed a desire to stay ambitious, even as he has already reserved a place in history on the list of greatest soccer players ever — and he seems to think Real Madrid is the club to continue those ambitions.
“Being the best in Portugal isn’t enough for me; I’m going to work to be the best ever,” he said. “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, just to myself. I want to continue working in the same way because it’s harder and harder to improve my figures.
“I want to be the best at the best club in the world.”
FIFA BANS ITALY SOCCER FED CHIEF OVER RACIST REMARK
Italy’s football federation president, Carlo Tavecchio, will reportedly not be allowed to do his job for six months, following a ban by FIFA for allegedly racist comments.
Tavecchio, 71, stirred controversy over an alleged comment he made in August complaining about lack of opportunities for Italian soccer players at European clubs as he compared them to African players.
He will be barred from his position as the federation’s president for a period of six months from Oct. 7.
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