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David Moyes sacked by Real Sociedad

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Moyes may have run out of time in Spain
Moyes may have run out of time in Spain

David Moyes has been sacked by Real Sociedad, the Spanish club have confirmed.

The former Everton and Manchester United manager has spent almost a full year in charge of the Spanish club, having been appointed on November 10, 2014.

However, the club have decided to axe the Scot after a disappointing start to the La Liga season, with former Celta Vigo boss Eusebio Sacristan in line for the permanent role.

Sociedad have lost four of their last five Primera Division matches and slid to 16th place. Friday's 2-0 loss to lowly Las Palmas was a major setback.

Moyes elected to head to Spain after taking a break following 10 tumultuous months at Old Trafford.

As successor to Sir Alex Ferguson he failed to emulate his compatriot's success as United manager, failing to qualify for the Champions League and getting the sack following before he completed a full season.

A highlight of Moyes' spell in charge of Sociedad was January's 1-0 victory over Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Such notable results were few and far between, though, and, with Sociedad finishing 12th last term and having gathered a mere nine points from 11 games this season, pressure has mounted on Moyes.

The 52-year-old may now look to resume his career in the British game if reports of his imminent dismissal by Sociedad are confirmed.

After a four-year stint at Preston, the Scot spent 11 largely successful years at Everton before being tempted to Manchester.

Moyes was linked with the Aston Villa job when it was recently available, but Remi Garde was Randy Lerner's choice.