Former Man United and Everton manager David Moyes believes we may just be witnessing the worst Premier League ever.
The Scottish manager took over at Real Sociedad in the summer after a disappointing spell at Man United was brought to a premature end by the club's directors after nine months.
Speaking to BT Sport, the 51 year-old said:
From my opinion, I think it's as poor a Premier League as I've seen, maybe since the start of the Premier League.
When you think of the great players who have graced the Premier League and the teams, I look at this year and I don't see that. I see good teams, very good teams and some great players, but I just don't see the competition the way it was in years gone by.
Real Sociedad sporting director Loren believes having David Moyes as manager will help attract British players to the La Liga club.
The former Manchester United boss has led Real Sociedad away from the relegation zone and into ninth in the standings with 10 games of the season remaining.
Sociedad will look to bolster their squad in the summer and have been linked with the likes of Burnley striker Danny Ings. Loren says Moyes will attract such players from England.
"It's difficult to bring players from England, unless you have something that can attract the players," Loren said.
"With Moyes here, the task of bringing players from there (England) can be made easier."
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Real Sociedad boss David Moyes has praised his side's fighting spirit after they completed a last-minute 4-3 win over Sevilla at the weekend.
Xabi Prieto settled the seven-goal thriller in injury-time, as Moyes picked up his fourth victory since taking over in November.
"My players have beaten Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico and now Sevilla," Moyes told his club's official website. "This proves that my players have something special.
"It also proves that they have a great fighting spirit.
"They played a fantastic game and we can only be delighted with the work they have done.
"We have been superior to our rivals and we deserved the victory."
David Moyes' Real Sociedad saw off Basque rivals Eibar thanks to an early goal from the experienced Xabi Prieto.
The victory sees the San Sebastian club move up to 11th place in the league.
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David Moyes was sent off as Real Sociedad crashed out of the Copa del Rey following a 2-2 home draw against Villarreal.
Moyes, unhappy that a number of decisions had gone against his team, argued with referee Carlos Carballo Velasco with nine minutes to go and was ordered to the stands after gesturing that the official needed glasses.
The former Manchester United manager took a seat high in the stands at the Anoeta and smiled as he accepted the offer of a crisp from one of the home supporters.
A second-half equaliser by Athletic Bilbao's Oscar de Marcos denied David Moyes' Real Sociedad a much-needed win in the Basque derby.
Carlos Vela's early headed goal got hosts Real Sociedad got off to a dream start and Moyes' side missed several chances to extend their lead before half-time.
They were made to rue those misses when De Marcos equalised in the 62nd minute, meaning the game ended 1-1.
Athletic had to play the final 10 minutes with 10 men when Aymeric Laporte was sent off, but Real Sociedad were unable to make the extra man count, and remain 14th in the table.
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David Moyes arrived in San Sebastian as the new coach of Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
The Scot will be officially unveiled by the club on Thursday afternoon, seven months after being sacked by Manchester United following a dismal first season in charge.
Moyes has agreed a one-and-a-half-year deal with the La Liga outfit.