Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has demanded Real Sociedad fans give him time to build a successful side - after an inconsistent start to life in La Liga.
The Scot took charge of the Spanish side to replace Jagoba Arrasate one month ago, with the team lying 15th in La Liga with just two victories from their first 11 games.
Sociedad have barely improved and are still 14th in the table, just four points away from the relegation places.
Moyes has slightly improved the team's performances but has secured only five points from four games, with one win, two draws and a heavy 4-0 defeat against Villarreal.
Having being sacked by United last season just 10 months after he signed a six-year contract at Old Trafford, Moyes now hopes to have enough time to build a long-term project in La Liga.
When questioned by Spanish journalists about the minimal improvement since his arrival, Moyes responded: "I feel we've improved a little."
"The game against Athletic (a draw) was better (than the 4-0 defeat against Villarreal). We played with greater speed and created chances especially in the first half. It's a gradual improvement since I arrived but things will take time," the Glaswegian boss said, according to AS.
Real Sociedad host Third Division Oviedo on Wednesday night in the second leg of the Copa del Rey after securing a 0-0 draw in Asturias.
Even though Moyes' side are battling to avoid relegation in La Liga, he has pointed out his desire to improve Sociedad's league position.
"It's very important to stay in the cup, but the league is the competition that we are really focused on. I'd love to win the cup and we'll do everything we can to do so, our focus remains on the league campaign," he said,
"The first leg was a difficult 0-0. Oviedo are doing well in their league and promotion is their main objective. I just want to focus on ourselves and ensure that we make it through to the next round".
Asked whether it would be a failure should they don't go through, he said: "The cup has a different level of recognition in other countries, we need to concentrate on getting through, that's all".