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Everton boss Martinez urges Moyes to keep Real Sociedad backroom intact

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has urged David Moyes to keep the current Real Sociedad backroom team intact.

Moyes was criticised by Sir Alex Ferguson among others for making immediate wholesale changes to his staff at Manchester United.

"From a football point of view, David knows everything he needs to. The only thing he has to get used to very quickly is that he isn't going to Spain, he is going to the Basque country,' said Martinez, the Premier League's only Spanish manager.

"It is a very special part of Spain - the Basque people use football to represent their culture. They have their own language, and that is huge.

"I think it is impossible for a Spanish person to learn Basque, never mind for a British man.

"Having the amount of staff that David Moyes will have from the country and from the club is going to be very helpful, and it's going to be a perfect bridge for the players straight away. I am sure the staff will help communicate his ideas.

"He will need to embrace the culture, but will be allowed to bring in a really solid footballing philosophy that will give the club exactly what they need. I think that's where the beauty of the challenge lies."

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