It was only a question of when, and finally, the nightmarish tenure of David Moyes as manager of English football club, Manchester United has been brought to an end, as the board of the defending Barclay’s Premier League champions has sacked the Scotsman who was hand-picked by his legendary predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson to succeed him at the end of last season.
United confirmed Moyes' departure on their Twitter feed at around 8:30am on Tuesday, although reports of his imminent exit had been circulating for almost 24 hours amid silence from the club.
A short statement thanked Moyes for “the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role” during his time in charge.
David Moyes inherited a side that won the Premier League by 11 points and leaves them seventh in the table, already certain to miss out on Champions League football next season.
United are also guaranteed their lowest points total in the Premier League era, and Sunday's comprehensive defeat at Everton – the club Moyes left for Old Trafford – was a final humiliation.
Moyes took just six points from 12 games against the six teams above United in the table, but as recently as Sunday he appeared confident he would be given time and money to reshape the club's playing squad.
That time has however not been given to him and club legend, Ryan Giggs has been appointed to take over from him on a temporary appointment till the end of the season.
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