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A timid 2-0 defeat to Las Palmas appears to
have been the final straw for directors of the
Basque club, who are expected to imminently
announce the Scot's departure.

Real Sociedad have decided to dispense with
David Moyes' services as coach, with an official
announcement expected from the club in the
coming hours as results continue to disappoint
this season.

The Basque institution will have to pay out
around 3 million euros in compensation to the
Scot, formerly in charge of Everton and
Manchester United. Real, however, hope to
negotiate a settlement with Moyes that would
bring down the cost.

Eusebio Sacristan and Gaizka Garitano have
been installed as the favourites to succeed
Moyes at Anoeta.

The coach arrived at Sociedad in November
2014 with the task of saving the club from
relegation, after an awful start to the season
under Jagoba Arrasate.

Moyes managed to turn around results and
guide the Basques to a comfortable mid-table
finish, although better things were expected for

Despite bringing in players such as Jonathas
and Asier Illarramendi, however, Real have
managed just two victories and three draws in
the opening 11 Liga games, a run which appears
to have sealed Moyes' fate.

A tame defeat at the weekend away to Las
Palmas only heightened discontent in San
Sebastian, with directors running out of patience
12 months into the coach's tenure.

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