Former Preston, Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes was relieved from his duties as Real Sociedad manager on Monday.
Moyes, 52, took over Real Sociedad on Nov. 10, 2014 so he was one day short of staying at the job for one year. Real Sociedad released the following statement on their website on Monday.
“Real Sociedad has taken the decision to rescind the contract of first team coach David Moyes. His assistant, Billy McKinlay, has also been relieved from his position at the club. Real Sociedad would like to thank David Moyes and Billy McKinlay for the professional conduct, commitment and dedication which they showed during their roles in the running of the first team; at the same time, we would like to wish them all the best in their future ventures, both professional and personal.”
Sociedad sat in 15th place when Moyes took over the club last season and he guided them to a 12th place finish. The highlight of the 2014/2015 season was a 1-0 win over Barcelona.
The team has struggled in the early part of the 2015/2016 campaign, and after only two wins in 11 games and hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone, the board decided to give give Moyes the boot. Moyes is replaced by former Barcelona player and assistant coach Eusebio Sacristan.
The Daily Mirror published a an article on Tuesday, speculating what could be on the horizon for the Scotsman. Leeds, Everton, Swansea, QPR, and Celtic are all named as possible destinations for Moyes.