David Moyes
Moyes is ready to stage a return to football managementAlex Livesey/Getty Images

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has met Real Sociedad President Jokin Aperribay in London regarding an imminent move to the La Liga side, reports in Spain claim.

Manchester United sacked Sir Alex Ferguson's successor in April, only 10 months after he signed a six-year contract at Old Trafford.

But the former Everton boss recently claimed he is now ready to return to management to put behind him a disastrous spell in Manchester, which saw United slump to their worst-ever finish in the Premier League era.

"I am ready to return. I have enjoyed the time off but I have to wait for the right job and make sure it is one that I want," he said.

Spanish newspaper AS claims Moyes may have a chance to prove his worth in La Liga by replacing under-pressure Sociedad manager Jagoba Arrasate.

Real Sociedad have had a difficult start to the season under Arrasate, having only secured six points from nine La Liga games while also being eliminated from the Europa League against FC Krasnodar.

According to the report, Moyes recently rejected an approach from the La Liga side but on Thursday the club president flew to London to meet with the Scottish boss to reopen negotiations and convince him to accept the Spanish challenge.

The La Liga side are also considering other options in former Tottenham boss Juande Ramos, ex West Bromwich Albion boss Pepe Mel and former Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel but according to the reports Moyes is the favourite among the club board.

Real Sociedad of aware of Moyes' calamity at United but value high his experience at Goodison Park, where he garnered a formidable reputation during 11 years.