David Moyes Struggles To Remember Real Sociedad Players’ Names During First Game, Just Yells ‘Stefano’ At Everyone (Video)

Chris Wright

25th, November 2014


By Chris Wright

“Get Stefano off, he’s having a bloody ‘mare”

Here at Pies, we’re not ones for panning David Moyes at every turn – in fact, we’re really rooting for him to succeed at Real Sociedad as we genuinely think he showed an impressive bit of moxey to go and try his hand in La Liga’s upper-middle reaches.

Anyway, Moyes’ first game in charge of Sociedad was a 0-0 draw against Deportivo La Coruna and while the result was perfectly serviceable, a few swatches of behind-the-scenes footage compiled by Canal+ show that the former Manchester United boss had a job on remembering a few of his new players’ names.

As well as having to query with his bench whether or not he was looking at Chori Castro, Moyes displayed an admirably stout British-gent-abroad mentality when struggling to get a message across to his midfielders, simply opting to call everyone “Stefano” in a bid to get their attention…

A cursory glance at the Real Sociedad squad list reveals there are no Stefanos, with Esteban Granero suspected to be the intended target of his hollering.

Meh. Close enough.