David Moyes has been sacked as manager of Real Sociedad. Moyes’ assistant Billy McKinlay has also been dismissed. A statement on the website of the La Liga club reads: “We want to thank both David Moyes and Billy McKinlay for the entire contribution, professionalism and dedication they have shown during the course of their duties in the direction of the first team. “We wish them the best for their professional and personal future.” David Moyes’ Real Sociedad team are marooned near the bottom of La Liga. They are above the relegation zone on goal difference and a limp performance in Friday’s 2-0 defeat against lowly Las Palmas left the Scot;s future in serious doubt. Moyes’s potential departure has been a slow burning story for the last few weeks, but in the last couple of days it has started to accelerate quickly. Sociedad, known throughout Spain as ‘La Real’, made a poor start to the season, winning just twice (both away from home) and have nine points from their opening 11 games.