Manchester United has announced the departure of manager David Moyes after just nine months at the helm of affairs at Old Trafford.
The sack came as United’s owners the Glazer family 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 that broke the camel’s back 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.
During his time as manager, Moyes played 51 games, won 27, drew 9 and lost 15, making for a win percentage
Club legend Ryan Giggs is expected to take over team affairs.
A long-term successor could be Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, Holland’s Louis van Gaal and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti.