If reports emanating from the camp of Manchester United is to be believed, then the former European champions could sack their current manager David Moyes before the end of the season.
According to latest information, United’s owners, the Glazer family, have finally lost patience with Moyes after a dismal season that has seen the reigning Barclays Premier League champions slump to seventh in the table.
The final straw was Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Everton, their 11th in the Barclays Premier League this season, and a result that left the title holders down 13 points off the Champions League places.
* David Moyes reported to face sack before end of the season
It was gathered that the Glazers and United chief executive Ed Woodward were determined to show patience with Moyes but have recognised inescapable signs recently that performances were getting worse and that players had stopped trying for their manager.
It is understood that the plan now is to sack Moyes at the end of the season but the situation could now come to a head later on Monday or in the coming days.
There are speculations that if the former Everton boss is sacked before the season’s end, club legend Ryan Giggs will be asked to take over team affairs.
Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, Holland’s Louis van Gaal and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti are being suggested to be among those considered as a long-term successor.
Taking all competitions into account, United have won 27 of 51 matches during the Moyes tenure, drawing nine and losing 15.