David Moyes has been sacked as manager of La Liga strugglers Real Sociedad a day short of his one-year anniversary at the Spanish club.
The 52-year-old steered the Basque team to 12th spot last season after taking charge on 10 November 2014.
But La Real are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference and Friday’s 2-0 defeat at Las Palmas was their fourth in five league games. A Sociedad statement said they had decided to terminate Moyes’s contract.
Assistant boss Billy McKinlay has also been sacked.
Former Barcelona assistant coach Eusebio Sacristan was named as Moyes’ replacement, arriving on a deal that runs until June 2017.
The club are 16th and face Europa League winners Sevilla and European champions Barcelona in their next two La Liga games after the international break.