David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United after a disastrous season.
A tweet on the club's official Twitter account reads: “BREAKING: Manchester United announces 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.”
It was reported that Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward arrived at the team's training ground at 8am Tuesday to tell Moyes face-to-face.
Seemingly aware of his fate Moyes had already thanked club staff at the training complex in anticipation of his departure. No players were at the training ground.
It is expected that United veteran Ryan Giggs will take temporary charge for the rest of the season as interim manager.
Recent days have seen blanket media coverage that United's U.S. owners, the Glazer family, had lost patience with Moyes after a dismal season that has seen the reigning Barclays Premier League champions slump to seventh in the Premiership.
On Sunday Manchester Utd slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Moyes' previous club Everton, their 11th defeat in the Barclays Premier League this season.
The result left the title holders 13 points off the Champions League places.