Manch­ester United con­firm sack­ing of Moyes

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Manch­ester United has con­firmed man­ager David Moyes has left the club with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, hon­esty and in­tegrity he brought to the role,” United con­firmed in a short state­ment.

The new comes less than 48 hours af­ter Manch­ester United lost 2-0 to Ever­ton mak­ing it math­e­mat­i­cally im­pos­si­ble for them to qual­ify for the Cham­pi­ons League.

Moyes ar­rived at Manch­ester United’s train­ing ground at Car­ring­ton yes­ter­day morn­ing where he was in­formed of the news by chief ex­ec­u­tive Ed Wood­word.

Moyes, who turns 51 on Fri­day, was ap­pointed on the rec­om­men­da­tion of fel­low-Scot Sir Alex Fer­gu­son, who re­tired at the end of last sea­son af­ter 26 years in the job.

Moyes signed a six-year con­tract with the club last sum­mer, but as the club failed to make the top four, it is be­lieved United need only com­pen­sate him one year’s wages – which would be around £4.5 mil­lion.

Manch­ester United leg­end Ryan Giggs has been con­firmed as the in­terim man­ager un­til the end of the sea­son.

Nether­lands man­ager Louis van Gaal has been in­stalled as the book­mak­ers’ favourite for the per­ma­nent job and the for­mer Barcelona and Ajax boss has con­firmed he is leav­ing the Dutch na­tional team af­ter the World Cup.

Van Gaal has also been linked with the Tot­ten­ham job, but ac­cord­ing to the Daily Mir­ror’s North West foot­ball writer, the Dutch­man has told Spurs of­fi­cials he will not be go­ing to White Hart Lane.

Dort­mund man­ager Jur­gen Klopp has also been linked al­though he ex­tended his con­tract with the Bun­desliga gi­ants un­til 2018 only last Oc­to­ber and ap­pears to have ruled him­self out telling the Guardian: “Manch­ester United is a great club and I feel very fa­mil­iar with their won­der­ful fans. But my com­mit­ment to

Borus­sia Dort­mund and the peo-

ple is not break­able.”

Fabio Capello points the way for­ward for Rus­sia.

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