David Moyes’ short time as Manchester United manager is over.
Moyes has been sacked less than one season into the six-year deal he signed on replacing Sir Alex Ferguson last summer.
The Scot was officially given the news after reporting to the club’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday, although reports of his imminent exit spread on Monday amid silence from United’s owners.
Ferguson’s successor has overseen a slump from Premier League champions to seventh in the table, and United will not play 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.
Moyes did sanction deals worth more than £60m for Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata, but the task of spending a summer transfer fund reported to be in the region of £150m will now fall to his successor.