David Moyes' short-lived reign at Manchester United is over.
The club confirmed on Tuesday morning that Sir Alex Ferguson's successor had "left the club" after less than a season in charge.
Moyes endured a miserable time in charge, with Sunday's 2-0 loss at his former club Everton the latest setback.
Press Association Sport understands Moyes was sacked by vice-chairman Ed Woodward during a meeting at United's Carrington training ground.
The club had previously backed their manager despite a series of dreadful results, but Sunday's defeat at Goodison Park proved one too many.
With a £150m spending spree planned for the summer, the club's owners, the Glazer family, wanted to make sure they had the right man at the helm to bring success back to Old Trafford.
A statement from the club, released at 8:30am, read: "Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club. The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role."
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