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.

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.

David Moyes’ managerial career so far

Team Joined Left Games Won Lost Win %

Preston

12 Jan 1998

14 March 2002

234

113

63

48.29

Everton

14 March 2002

1 July 2013

513

216

159

42.11

Manchester United

1 July 2013

22 April 2014

51

27

15

52.94

Real Sociedad

10 November 2014

9 November 2015

42

12

15

28.57

Total

840

368

252

42.08

The move to Sociedad was the Scot’s first job after he was sacked as Manchester United manager in April 2014 following a 10-month spell in charge.

Moyes, who spent 11 years at Everton before succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, signed a contract to June 2016 and became Sociedad’s fourth British manager.

Real Sociedad's coach David Moyes

Real Sociedad suffered a sixth loss in 11 league games on Friday to end Moyes’s time in charge

Harry Lowe was in charge for five years from 1930, while John Toshack had three spells in charge, with the last coming to an end in 2002.

Toshack’s fellow Welshman Chris Coleman lasted less than seven months following his appointment in July 2007.