Manchester United’s board of directors has decided to fire Moyes, according to various reports Monday.
“Just 11 months after being handed a six-year contract as Sir Alex Ferguson’s hand-picked successor at United, Moyes is understood to have lost the backing of the Glazers and senior executives at the club, with Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Everton proving the final straw,” the Telegraph reported. “The 50-year-old’s reign could end before Saturday’s Old Trafford encounter with Norwich City if he chooses to seek assurances over his future which executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is unlikely to be able to offer.”
Moyes has presided over Manchester United’s worst season in the Premier League era. The Red Devils are likely to finish in seventh place and record their lowest domestic points total since 1990 (when they finished 13th). They also will probably fail to qualify for either European competition for the firs time since the 1981-82 campaign.
Moyes is believed to have lost the support of a number of senior players and a large section of the fan base.
Manchester United reportedly will spend between £150 million to 200 million ($252 million to $336 million) on new players this summer, and club bosses have decided Moyes is not the best person to spend that kind of money to take the Red Devils forward.
The BBC reported Manchester United declined to comment on the Moyes rumors.