David Moyes: Real Sociedad sack former Man Utd manager

Real Sociedad boss David Moyes
Real Sociedad won two out of 11 La Liga games this season under David Moyes

David Moyes has been sacked as manager of La Liga strugglers Real Sociedad a day short of his one-year anniversary at the Spanish club.

The 52-year-old steered the Basque team to 12th spot last season after taking charge on 10 November 2014.

But La Real are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference and Friday's 2-0 defeat at Las Palmas was their fourth in five league games.

A Sociedad statementexternal-link said they had decided to terminate Moyes's contract.

Assistant boss Billy McKinlay has also been sacked.

Former Barcelona assistant coach Eusebio Sacristan was named as Moyes' replacement, arriving on a deal that runs until June 2017.

The club are 16th and face Europa League winners Sevilla and European champions Barcelona in their next two La Liga games after the international break.

David Moyes' managerial career so far
TeamJoinedLeftGamesWonLostWin %
Preston12 Jan 199814 March 20022341136348.29
Everton14 March 20021 July 201351321615942.11
Manchester United1 July 201322 April 201451271552.94
Real Sociedad10 November 20149 November 201542121528.57

The move to Sociedad was the Scot's first job after he was sacked as Manchester United manager in April 2014 following a 10-month spell in charge.

Moyes, who spent 11 years at Everton before succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, signed a contract to June 2016 and became Sociedad's fourth British manager.

Real Sociedad's coach David Moyes
Real Sociedad suffered a sixth loss in 11 league games on Friday to end Moyes's time in charge

Harry Lowe was in charge for five years from 1930, while John Toshack had three spells in charge, with the last coming to an end in 2002.

Toshack's fellow Welshman Chris Coleman lasted less than seven months following his appointment in July 2007.