BREAKING NEWS: Moyes sacked by Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad have confirmed that they have sacked David Moyes as their head coach.

The ex-Manchester United boss only joined the Liga outfit a year ago but, after leading them from 15th to 12th place by the end of the 2014-15 campaign, they now sit 16th and are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

“Real Sociedad have decided to cancel the contract of first-team coach David Moyes. His assistant Billy McKinley was also released from the Txuri Urdin,” read a club statement released on Monday.

“The Txuri Urdin entity would like to thank both David Moyes and Billy McKinlay for their contribution, professionalism and dedication they have shown during their time in charge of the first team, and wish them all the best in their professional and personal futures.”

Real, who were beaten by relegation rivals Las Palmas on Friday, have won only two games in La Liga this season, picking up a total of nine points from a possible 33.