BREAKING NEWS: David Moyes gets the sack at Real Sociedad

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | November 9, 2015

Moyes gets the sack

After much speculation, Real Sociedad have announced the sacking of David Moyes (4/1 with Coral to manage Swansea City next) as their head coach.

The Scot lasted precisely one year in the job with the Basque outfit, but has been given the boot following a poor start to the season and most recent loss against drop zone dwellers Las Palmas.

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“Real Sociadad has decided to terminate the contract of first team coach David Moyes,” the club said in a statement. “His assistant Billy McKinlay also leaves the club.

“We wish to thank both David Moyes and Billy McKinlay, for the contribution, 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.”

Real Sociedad have slipped down La Liga table

Sociedad stayed patient with Moyes until that 11th game of La Liga campaign, but they have now slipped down 16th place, equal on points with 18th and just two above the bottom.

Along with former Manchester United and Everton boss Moyes, his assistant and fellow Scot Billy McKinlay has also been given the chop, and according to reports in Spain former Barcelona B coach Eusebio Sacristan is strongly linked to take over.

Moyes’ highlight with Sociedad was perhaps claiming a famous 1-0 win over Barcelona last season, and he did smash basement club Levante this term too, but in the end fans and the owner decided it was time for him to go.

Although Moyes, who won 28.5 per cent of his games in charge at the San Sebastian outfit, is now with out a job, he could be seen back in England sooner than expected, with a number of clubs chasing his services.

Tasty Moyes specials available to Coral customers

As stated above, manager-less QPR (12/1 top be next boss) as well as Fulham, who recently sacked Kit Symons, are reported suitors of the Scot’s services, while the likes of Swansea, Celtic and Newcastle United could be apt to his liking too.

Coral have also got out some Moyes specials, with odds of 2/1 for him to be in charge of a Premier League team during the 2015/16 season. While there are prices available on who he’ll manage next.

Swansea lead the market at 4/1, with teams such as Newcastle, Fulham (both 8/1), QPR (12/1), Bournemouth and Norwich City (both 16/1) also on the list. Moyes, meanwhile, is priced at 33/1 to make a miraculous return to old team Everton next, or even Chelsea.


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