The 50-year-old Scot, pictured left with his wife Pamela, was said to have been summoned to an urgent meeting by the club’s owners, who have apparently lost patience with his performance. However humiliating, Moyes’s exit will be exceptionally lucrative. He is on £5million a year, including bonuses, with another five years left to run on his contract. His payout could be as high as £10million.