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Former Man United and Everton boss David Moyes on brink in Spain


Reports are rife on Sunday evening (Nov 8) that former Manchester United and Everton boss, David Moyes is on the brink of being sacked by Real Sociedad. The San Sebastian club look set to terminate his contract.

Moyes saw his side beaten comfortably by newly-promoted Las Palmas on Friday night, a result that left them outside the relegation zone only on goal difference.

 52-year-old Moyes will have been in charge at Anoeta for one year on Monday, having taken over from Jagoba Arrasate.

Arrasate was sacked with the team lying in 15th place on nine points - one position higher than Moyes’ side currently find themselves.

According to the Sunday Mirror, Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay chaired a board meeting on Saturday evening in which the future of the former Preston, Everton and Manchester United manager’s future was discussed.

Perhaps crucially, Aperribay was also set to consult senior pros in the squad on Sunday morning.

Moyes has not enjoyed the best relationship with some of the players he inherited, who doubt his training methods.

Director of football Loren, who saw his powers curbed when Moyes arrived, was understood to be open to a new head coach arriving at the club and has lined up former Barcelona B coach Eusebio Sacristan to replace him with immediate effect.

Moyes was recently linked with the vacancy ay Aston Villa and Sunderland but set his stall out to remain in Spain. It looks like he may have missed an opportunity to get back into the Premier League on his own terms.


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