Madrid: According to reports in the Spanish press, Spanish football club Real Sociedad football club are on the verge of sacking coach David Moyes following a run of poor results which has left them hovering just above the relegation zone in the BBVA Primera Liga.
The former Everton and Manchester United manager was expected to be sacked in the wake of Friday night's 2-0 defeat to newly promoted Las Palmas which leaves the San Sebastian based outfit with just nine points from their first 11 matches of the season, reports Xinhua.
Those are exactly the same numbers which saw Moyes' predecessor, Jagoba Arasate sacked by the club a year ago to be replaced by the former Manchester United and Everton boss.
Moyes arrived in San Sebastian with the club in the relegation zone and was able to comfortably steer them to safety last season, but the summer saw the club fail to make the moves in the transfer market that he had expected, despite the arrival of former Elche forward Jonathas and Armindao Bruna (check), as well as central defender Diego Reyes, none of which were players Moyes had asked for.
The current season has nevertheless, been disappointing and Real Sociedad have not won at home all season, which has not helped to calm the nerves of a set of fans who were hoping that Moyes could repeat the success of former British boss, John Toshack.
Friday's performance was especially poor as 'La Real' looked incapable of stringing two passes together against a side which had only won one match all campaign and that is the main factor in Moyes' dismissal.
Former Valladolid and Barcelona B-team coach Eusebio Sacristan is the favorite to be named as Moyes' replacement, but with a home game against Sevilla and a trip to the Camp Nou to play Barca next up after the international break, he may find that the club drops into the relegation zone before they can start moving forwards.