David Moyes was fired as Manchester United F.C. manager Tuesday, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.
David Moyes' position has been in doubt since Sunday, when Manchester United F.C. lost 2-0 to Everton in the Premier League to ensure England's biggest club over the last two decades will miss out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 19 years.
Highlights in the career of David Moyes, who was fired as manager of Manchester United F.C. on Tuesday:
1963 - Born April 25 in Glasgow, Scotland.
1980 - Signs as a professional with Celtic.
1983 - Moves to England and joins Cambridge United.
1993 - After spells at Bristol City and Shrewsbury, joins Preston.
1996 - Appointed assistant to manager Gary Peters at Preston.
1998 - Takes over as Preston manager, winning third-tier league title in second season.
2002 - Becomes Everton manager as replacement for Walter Smith and escapes relegation in first season.
2003 - Named League Managers' Association manager of the year.
2004 - After avoiding relegation, sells striker Wayne Rooney to Manchester United F.C. in a deal worth up to 27 million pounds (now $35 million).
2005 - Breaks the big four in the Premier League by guiding Everton to fourth place - above city rival Liverpool - and a place in the Champions League, earning him LMA manager of the year award for the second time. Everton loses to Villarreal in final qualifying round, Moyes' first taste of Champions League action.
2007 - Guides Everton into the UEFA Cup with a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, but team is knocked out in last 16.
2008 - Signs new 5-year contract at Everton.
2009 - Loses FA Cup final against Chelsea after beating Manchester United F.C. in semifinals.
2013 - Signs 6-year deal to take over as manager of Manchester United F.C. after being hand-picked by Alex Ferguson. Wins Community Shield for first trophy at new club.
2014 - Fired by Manchester United F.C. after 10 months in charge, with team seventh in the league in defense of title.