David Moyes says he is not worried by the prospect of losing his job as Real Sociedad coach after the Basque outfit crashed to a 2-0 defeat at La Liga's bottom side Las Palmas. Goals from Jonathan Viera and Sergio Araujo at the Estadio Gran Canaria condemned the Basque side to their sixth defeat in 11 matches this season, leaving them on the brink of the relegation zone in 16th place.
Moyes, who marks one year in Spanish football next week, has come under increasing pressure from fans and former players at Sociedad, with a section of the club's support chanting for him to resign during the defeat against Atletico Madrid last month. But the former Manchester United boss insisted that he would turn around the club's fortunes and go on to fulfill his contract, which runs until the end of this season.
"Coaches of teams around the world would be concerned about this situation, but I'm not worried, I'm used to this," Moyes was quoted as saying by AS. "The season is long and I have confidence in the players, but they must demonstrate their quality. [Las Palmas] did not have more opportunities than us, but they were more effective."
'Players support me'
AS claimed Moyes's job was not under immediate threat, with Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay still backing the Scot to turn around the grim situation. Moyes dismissed suggestions that he had lost control of the dressing room and insisted that he had the full support of the playing staff.
"When you are a coach of a club and you lose, you care about your position, but I'm to finish the season and do my job. We are better than we showed today and we missed our chances," he said. "We should have won but this is over. I trust the players, I know they support me but they must prove their quality. I'm used to this kind of situation. The players and myself must do better."