David Moyes must keep Real Sociedad back-room team says Roberto Martinez.


Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists it is key for David Moyes to keep his backroom staff at Real Sociedad to help him adapt to the Spain culture.

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes was criticised for making quick changes to his staff at Old Trafford.

Mike Phelan who was the Assistant manager and Rene Meulensteen [first-team coach] departed soon after Moyes was appointed as United boss and he decided to bring with him, Jimmy Lumsden, Steve Round, Phil Neville and Chris Woods from Everton.

And Martinez who took over from the Scot at Everton says Moyes is going to a very special part of Spain where they use football to represent their culture.

Martinez is quoted by the Daily Mail saying: 'From a football point of view, David knows everything he needs to. The only thing he has to get used to very quickly is that he isn't going to Spain, he is going to the Basque country.

'It is a very special part of Spain – the Basque people use football to represent their culture. They have their own language, and that is huge.

'I think it is impossible for a Spanish person to learn Basque, never mind for a British man.

'Having the amount of staff that David Moyes will have from the country and from the club is going to be very helpful, and it's going to be a perfect bridge for the players straight away. I am sure the staff will help communicate his ideas.

'He will need to embrace the culture, but will be allowed to bring in a really solid footballing philosophy that will give the club exactly what they need. I think that's where the beauty of the challenge lies.'


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