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David Moyes' post-Everton nosedive continues

Former Toffees boss sacked by Real Sociedad

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Real Sociedad have finally confirmed what we all pretty much knew for the past 24 hours - that they have sacked David Moyes after just a year in charge.

Sociedad have won just twice this season and find themselves in 16th place, only kept out of the relegation places on goal difference, and a defeat at Las Palmas on Friday appeared to be the final straw.

It is yet another blow to Moyes' reputation, who endured a difficult nine months at Manchester United before being sacked in April 2014. The stock he built-up during his 11 years at Everton has been completely destroyed in just 18 months.

Moyes' predicament brings to mind a quote from 2010 when the Scot was urging Steven Pienaar not to leave Goodison Park.

This is what he said:

"Steven Pienaar is at a club that really suits him and sometimes a player has to decide what is best for them.

'Everton has been good for Steven. If anybody wanted to leave, they'd be poorer for it. Most people that have left here, it's not tended to work out for them."

Moyes' departure to Old Trafford and his botched attempts to sign Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini means sympathy is in short supply among Evertonians.

I do feel there has been a certain amount of revisionism among the supporters over Moyes' time at the club, particularly over his early years at Goodison. So the glee at his sacking is perhaps a bit unfair.

I still think he is a fine manager but the Man United job was simply too big for him,while the move to Sociedad was perhaps too big a change in culture.  Moyes never gained the full support of the fans or the media, with only an usually-patient president meaning he lasted as long as he did.

I imagine a short break will be on the cards but given Moyes' work ethic I wouldn't be surprised if he is back in the Premier League before the end of the season.