Man. United sack David Moyes

LONDON - Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked, only 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.

His dismissal was announced shortly after 0800 BST, following a meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the club's training ground.

Moyes, 50, was chosen by Ferguson to succeed him when he retired after 26 years in charge last summer.

United said player-coach Ryan Giggs will take charge "until a permanent appointment can be made".

His first match as interim boss will be the home game against Norwich on Saturday.

The BBC understands coaches Steve Round and Jimmy Lumsden have also left their posts, but goalkeeping coach Chris Woods and first-team coach Phil Neville will remain with the club for the rest of the season.

United refused to comment on newspaper reports  on Monday that Moyes, who left Everton to sign a six-year deal with the Premier League champions, would be sacked before the end of the season. - BBC News

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