David Moyes says the chance to work abroad persuaded him to take over at Real Sociedad and return to coaching six months after being fired by Manchester United.

Speaking at Thursday's presentation, the 51-year-old Moyes says "it has always been a bigger ambition to coach abroad. It is the right time. I am well rested and I am ready to go."

Moyes was fired by Manchester United last April, less than a year after replacing Alex Ferguson as manager. Previously, Moyes established his coaching reputation after 11 seasons in charge of Everton.

Moyes signed a contract to coach Sociedad for the remainder of this season and the next, ending in June 2016. He will make his debut at Deportivo La Coruna on Nov. 22.