David Moyes sacked by Man United after 10 months in charge
Manchester United sack David Moyes after 10 disappointing months with Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at the helm
Manchester United have sacked David Moyes after the Scot was appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor last May.
The 50-year-old was widely tipped to receive the axe on Monday after the Red Devils suffered a humiliating 2-0 loss to his former club Everton on Sunday.
The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role
It was the 11th Premier League defeat of Moyes’s short United reign, with the defending champions losing a staggering six top-flight games at Old Trafford.
Veteran United midfielder Ryan Giggs is expected take over as interim manager for the remainder of the season.
A statement on the United website read: “Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club.
“The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.”
Moyes, who signed a six-year deal last summer, also struggled in the FA Cup this season, with United suffering a shock 2-1 loss to Swansea City in the third round at Old Trafford in January.
The former Everton manager did guide the Red Devils to the Capital One Cup semi-finals, only to lose to 20th-placed Sunderland on penalties in the second leg.
In the Champions League, Moyes led United to the last eight before suffering a 4-2 aggregate loss to reigning European champions Bayern Munich.
Netherlands head coach Louis Van Gaal is the early favourite to succeed Moyes, with Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, Ryan Giggs and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone the other leading contenders.