Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes has been sacked as Real Sociedad boss.
The Spanish club dispensed with 52-year-old Moyes’ services on Monday after a year in the job with La Real sitting in 16th place in La Liga, the same position as when he took over.
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Sociedad announced Moyes’ departure in a statement which said: “Real Sociedad has decided to rescind the contract of the coach of the first team David Moyes.”
His assistant Billy McKinlay has also parted company with the club.
In the statement, Real Sociedad said: “The club wishes to thank David Moyes as well as Billy McKinlay for the contribution, professionalism and dedication that they have shown during the time in charge of the first team.
“We wish them the best of luck in their professional and personal futures.”
Friday’s 2-0 away defeat to Las Palmas was La Real’s fourth loss in their last five league games and left them with nine points from their opening 11 fixtures.
Under Moyes, whose contract was set to expire in June 2016, Real Sociedad have won just twice this season after 12 victories in 38 steered them to a 12th-place finish in the 2014-15 campaign.
Former Barcelona assistant coach Eusebio Sacristan is the favourite to replace him.
The Spanish tactician has been out of a job since being dismissed by Barca’s reserves in February 2015.
Eusebio, 51, coached Celta Vigo in the Segunda Division in the 2009-10 campaign, but has yet to guide a Primera Division side.
Real Sociedad host Sevilla in San Sebastian after the international break before travelling to the Nou Camp to face defending Spanish champions Barcelona on November 28.
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