Mikel Arteta is someone who has worked extremely well with David Moyes. The Scot was responsible for bringing Arteta into English football, where he has had enormous success first with Everton and now with Arsenal. Prior to his spell with English clubs, Arteta was playing for Real Sociedad.
The Spanish club have been struggling with the threat of relegation in the last few weeks. They have brought in Moyes as their new manager. This is the first managerial job for Moyes since he was backed from Manchester United before the end of last season.
Even though the Manchester United job turned out to be a major disappointment for Moyes, Arteta believes firmly that the Scot could be a major success of the Spanish club. Few British managers have tried their luck abroad with former England boss Steve McClaren being one of them. He has warned version that his head will be spinning in his first few months due to the sheer difficult nature of managing in a foreign country for the first time. Arteta has backed his former boss to deliver the goods at the Spanish club, who are outside the relegation zone only on the head-to-head record.
Moyes has said on several occasions that he was not given enough time at United.”David has a lot of personality. His teams always have to take the initiative. He likes to maintain a very united group and he gives a lot of importance to it.Moyes is on top of players so that they always give their best. If you do then he makes your week much easier.Moreover, he also takes a personal interest in his players as well,” said Arteta. Moyes will be replacingJagobaArrasate, who was fired from his role only last week. The team take on Deportivo la Coruna after the international break.