Manchester United have finally lost patience with David Moyes sacked the Scot, the club have confirmed. In an ironic twist, United’s 2-0 defeat to Everton – on Moyes’ first return to Goodison Park since leaving for Old Trafford last summer – proved to be the final straw after what has been a dismal campaign for the club. United initially did not deny the reports when contacted by ESPN FC, but later insisted that the manager had “definitely” not been sacked. However, senior officials at the club have said privately that the sacking is “imminent.”
Sir Alex Ferguson hand-picked Moyes to be his successor at Old Trafford following 27 years in charge at Old Trafford, but Moyes has lasted just 347 days. Moyes signed a six-year deal at United, but despite completing less than 12 months of it will only be paid one year of severance pay, according to reports. Ryan Giggs is reportedly set to step into the breach until the end of the season.