MADRID: Reak Sociedad of San Sebastian has sacked David Moyes as coach a year after his appointment following a sixth loss in 11 Spanish league games on Friday.

The 52-year-old former Everton and Manchester United boss moved to San Sebastian looking to revive his coaching career in La Liga after being sacked by the Red Devils just seven months into his contract at Old Trafford.

Assistant Billy McKinlay has also parted company with the club.

A Sociedad statement said: “Real Sociedad has decided to rescind the contract of David Moyes. The club wishes to thank David Moyes as well as Billy McKinlay for the contribution, professionalism and dedication that they have shown during the time in charge of the first team.

“We wish them the best of luck in their professional and personal futures.”

Friday’s 2-0 away defeat to Las Palmas was La Real’s fourth loss in their last five league games and left them in 16th place with nine points from their opening 11 league games – the same position the club was in when Moyes took over.

Real Sociedad have won only twice this season.

Moyes, whose contract was set to expire in June 2016, won 12 games out of 38 to guide La Real to a 12th-place finish in the 2014-15 campaign.

Former Barcelona assistant coach Eusebio Sacristan is the favourite to replace Moyes. He has been out of a job since being dismissed from his post with Barca’s nursery team in February 2015. Eusebio, 51, coached Celta Vigo in the Segunda Division in the 2009-10 campaign but has yet to guide a Primera Division side.