Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked as the Aston Villa manager, after spending only 124 days in charge.
The Italian leaves following a run of bad results, during which he won just one of 11 Championship matches.
He was appointed on June 2, shortly after Chinese businessman, Dr. Tony Xia, took over the Midland club.
Villa are now searching for their fifth coach in a year.
Di Matteo’s assistant, Steve Clarke, will take over as caretaker manager.
A club statement confirming the exit of former West Bromwich Albion boss Di Matteo said: “Aston Villa Football Club has today parted company with manager Roberto Di Matteo.
“The Club decided to act following a run of disappointing results which has the left the team occupying 19th position in the Championship.
“The Club would like to place on record its appreciation to Roberto for all his efforts in helping rebuild the squad and wish him well for the future.
“Steve Clarke will take over as caretaker manager during the search for a new manager.
“There will be no further comment from the Club.”