Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked, after a unimpressive performance that has left the defending champions at the 7th position on the English Premier League table.
The announcement was made on the ckub’s Twitter feed.
He held the job for only 10 months.
The club had previously refused to comment on national newspaper reports on Monday that Moyes would be dismissed before the end of the season.
Moyes, 50, was chosen by Ferguson as the man to succeed him when he retired after 26 years in charge last summer.
Moyes left Everton to sign a six-year deal with the Premier League champions.
In a statement the club said it “would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role”.