Manchester United owner, the Glazers family, have reportedly lost patience with David Moyes and the manager could be sacked before the end of the season.
The Daily Mail reports that Sunday’s miserable 2-0 loss against the Scots’ former team was the final straw, 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.
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. If the former Everton boss is sacked before the season’s end, club legend Ryan Giggs will be asked to take over team affairs.
In terms of appointing a long-term successor, Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, Holland’s Louis van Gaal and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti are in the frame.