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David Moyes plus 8 other British and Irish managers who have worked abroad

Brian Kerr, Bobby Robson and John Toshack are among those to feature.

Updated at 15.40

David Moyes

Soccer - David Moyes File photo Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

FOLLOWING A LENGTHY spell as manager of Everton and a not-so-lengthy period as Alex Ferguson’s replacement at Old Trafford, David Moyes has just agreed to become the new Real Sociedad manager.

Roy Hodgson

Soccer - UEFA Euro 2016 - Qualifying - Group E - England v Slovenia - England Team Announcement - Wembley Stadium Source: Mike Egerton

The current England coach has worked with a number of sides abroad, including Switzerland, Inter and United Arab Emirates, enjoying considerable success for the most part.

John Toshack

Soccer - Wales Press Conference - Vale Resort Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

The one-time RTÉ pundit has spent many years abroad, particularly in Spain. where he had a brief spell in charge at Real Madrid among other sides. He also had three stints in charge at Moyes’ current club, Real Sociedad.

Graeme Souness

Soccer - Galatasaray Centenary Game - Galatasaray Dream Team - Ali Sami Yen Stadium Source: Aykut AKICI

(Galatasaray fans hold a banner paying tribute to former manager Graeme Souness)

Before becoming the Sky Sports pundit that we all know and love, Souness managed Galatasaray, Torino and Benfica with varying levels of success. He will be remembered at the Turkish club for planting a Galatasaray flag in the centre circle of rivals’ Fenerbache’s pitch, almost causing a riot in the process.

Brian Kerr

SOCCER Kerr Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Following his unsuccessful spell as manager of the Irish team having impressed with the youth sides before then, Brian Kerr spent two years as Faroe Islands coach, overseeing some notable performances and results, including a draw with Northern Ireland and a defeat of Estonia.

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David O’Leary

Soccer - FA Barclays Premiership - Aston Villa v Manchester City - Villa Park Source: EMPICS Sport

After stepping down from his role at Aston Villa, O’Leary returned to management with Al-Ahli in the United Arab Emirates in 2010, but was sacked after less than a year in the role following a series of bad results.

Bobby Robson

Soccer -  European Cup - Winners Cup Final - Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain Source: Witters

Robson enjoyed a distinguished career as a manager abroad, taking charge at a number of high-profile clubs including PSV, Porto and Barcelona, emerging with a good reputation when he eventually returned to England with Newcastle.

Chris Coleman

Soccer - UEFA Euro 2016 - Qualifying - Group B - Wales v Bosnia and Herzegovina - Wales Press Conference and Training - Cardiff City Stadium Source: David Davies

The current Wales manager has spent time as manager of both Greek side Larissa and Real Sociedad in Spain, but resigned after less than a year on both occasions due to a difference of opinion at boardroom level.

Peter Taylor

Soccer - Sky Bet League One - Bristol City v Gillingham - Ashton Gate Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Having managed a number of clubs in England, Taylor took the unusual step of agreeing to become Bahrain coach in 2011. Taylor enjoyed some success initially but was sacked after the team were beaten 6-2 by United Arab Emirates.

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