Real Sociedad sack David Moyes

Real Sociedad has announced the sacking of David Moyes as their manager just after a year in charge.

Since his appointment in last season, he has managed to take the club from 16th position to 12th position which was seen as an improvement to their fortunes, but they turned out to be very poor this season.

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Real Sociedad have won only 2 out of 11 matches in the current season and are 16th in the La Liga table with just 9 points from a possible 33. The defeat at the hands of Las Palma last Friday was the end point as club president Jokin Aperribay made the call on Monday afternoon.

The English translation of the official club statement reads; “Real Sociedad have decided to terminate the contract of first team coach David Moyes. His assistant Billy McKinlay also leaves the club.”

“We wish to thank both David Moyes as Billy McKinlay for the professionalism and dedication they have shown during the course of their duties in the direction of the first team, while wishing them the best for their professional and personal future.”

The 52-year old took charge on November 10 2014 and was given the sack just a day before his one year anniversary,

Real Sociedad are just above the relegation Zone with goal difference and the 2-0 defeat at Las Palmas on Friday handed them their fourth defeat in five league games.

Real Sociedad not only relieved David Moyes of his duties, they also sacked Assistant boss Billy McKinlay. Eusebio Sacristan a former Barcelona assistant coach was named as a replacement for Moyes, Eusebio’s new deal will run till June 2017

Real Sociedad are currently 16th on the table and they are to face Sevilla and Barcelona in their next two League games after the international break.