Englishman Alan Pardew has been relieved of his duties as West Bromwich Albion manager, leaving the club sitting bottom of the Premier League standings.
The 56-year-old was said to have been given a stay of execution in March despite a run of defeats that left the Baggies rooted to the bottom of the table.
But the board has now pulled the trigger with relegation to the Championship seeming inevitable following eight successive League defeats.
Pardew arrived in late November to replace Tony Pulis, but could do little to turn the situation around, as a win over Brighton in January was the only one he recorded in his 18 Premier League matches.
First-team coach Darren Moore has taken temporary charge with the club 10 points from safety with only six matches remaining.