Manchester United have finally lost patience with David Moyes and sacked the Scot, the club have confirmed.
Rumours first surfaced on Monday that Moyes was set to lose his job.
However United finally announced Moyes’ departure on their official Twitter account on Tuesday morning:
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.
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 348 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.
The reigning Premier League champions have slumped to seventh in the table this season, and will finish the campaign with their lowest ever Premier League points total.