David Moyes: Real Sociedad manager aims to pack out Anoeta
Manager David Moyes said he hopes to transform Real Sociedad into a side which can pack out stadiums, following his first win in La Liga.
The ex-Manchester United boss, 51, saw a Carlos Vela hat-trick earn a 3-0 win over Elche on Friday with just under a third of the Anoeta Stadium empty.
"I want the stadium to be full, I want a team where you can't get a ticket because it's a sell-out," said Moyes.
"At the moment I've not got that, but that is what I am going to try to do."
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|The Anoeta Stadium holds 32,076 but La Real averaged around 23,200 in 2013-14|
Moyes appointed former Watford manager Billy McKinlay as his assistant on Thursday and has started life in Spain with a draw and a win, results which include two clean sheets.
But despite being "very happy" with a first win, Moyes wants to see more than the 23,000 fans who turned out - a figure close to their average attendance when finishing seventh last season.
"I am pleased to have not conceded again, but I am not so happy with the performance," added Moyes, who drew 0-0 at Deportivo in his first game at La Real.
"I thought we committed too many errors and I expected us to play better.
"I thought the crowd were very good in the second half, but I want to give them a team so that there are no empty seats in the stands."
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|Real Sociedad have finished 12th, fourth and seventh in their last three La Liga seasons. They are currently 12th.|
Sociedad sold key players in striker Antoine Griezmann and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo during a summer in which they made a profit of more than £20m on transfers.
But despite not having the team he wants just yet, Moyes said his side were buoyed by what he calls a "special player" in Vela as they moved up to 12th in the table.
They travel to Villarreal - currently eighth - next weekend in what looks likely to be Moyes's most difficult test in Spain yet.