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Football: David Moyes to be sacked before end of EPL season?

Published on Apr 21, 2014 9:56 PM

LONDON - British reports are saying that Manchester United manager David Moyes is facing the sack on Monday, as the club's owners, the Glazer family, are preparing to call time on the Scot's disastrous tenure at Old Trafford.

Just 11 months after being handed a six-year contract as Alex Ferguson's hand-picked successor at United, Moyes is understood to have lost the backing of the Glazers and senior executives at the club, with Sunday's 0-2 defeat by Everton proving the final straw, reported The Telegraph.

The 50-year-old's reign could reportedly end before Saturday's encounter with Norwich City if he chooses to seek assurances over his future, which executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is unlikely to be able to offer.

The backroom staff appointed by Moyes - Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden and Phil Neville - are also likely to be moved on, having struggled to earn the backing of the players.

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