Monday, 9 November 2015

Sociedad Sack David Moyes

David Moyes has been sacked as manager of Real Sociedad and replaced with former Barcelona assistant Eusebio Sacristan.

Moyes, who took over the club almost exactly a year ago - seven months after his dismissal by Manchester United - won just two of his 11 La Liga games in charge this season and the team are 16th in the division.

He won 12 games out of 38 altogether and his side beat Barcelona in January, but ultimately finished 12th last season.

In a statement Sociedad said: "[We] have decided to terminate the contract of first team coach David Moyes. His assistant Billy McKinlay has also left the club.

"[We] wish to thank both David and Billy for the…professionalism and dedication they have shown during the course of their duties with the first team. We wish them both the best for their professional and personal future."

The former Everton manager's last game was Friday's 2-0 loss to recently-promoted Las Palmas.

Former Celta Vigo boss Eusebio has been without a club since his contract was terminated as Barcelona B's coach in February and is now tasked with taking Sociedad up the table.

The new head coach said of his appointment: "I am proud and honoured to coach this club. It fills me with enthusiasm, the challenge of coming here to get to live beautiful moments.

"(The team) has all the conditions to grow and improve. Now (we) have to work and get that level of demand and commitment to change the dynamic and move forward."

The 51-year-old's first game in charge will be against Sevilla at the San Sebastian after the international break before La Real travel to the Nou Camp to face defending Spanish champions Barcelona on November 28.

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