Real Sociedad fires David Moyes

MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad has fired coach David Moyes exactly a year after the Scotsman was hired to help lift it from the tail-end of the Spanish league.

The club said in a statement Monday that it has decided "to terminate the contract of first team coach David Moyes."

The statement added that Moyes' assistant Billy McKinlay was also leaving the club.

A run of bad results has left Sociedad in 16th place after 11 matches, just above the relegation zone.

The former Everton and Manchester United manager's last game was Friday's 2-0 loss to recently-promoted Las Palmas, a result that left the team with just nine points this season.

The club did not immediately announce a replacement.

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