Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Fulham after just 106 games in charge of the side as Scott Parker takes over as caretaker manager.
Ranieri took over at Craven Cottage in November, but managed just three wins across his 17 games in charge with the club currently lying in 19th and relegation look ever more likely.
An official club statement from Chairman Shahid Khan read:
“Claudio walked into a difficult situation, inheriting a side that gained only one point in its prior eight matches, and he provided an immediate boost by leading our club to nine points in his first eight matches as manager.
“Though we were unable to maintain that pace thereafter, I am grateful for his effort. Claudio leaves Fulham as our friend and he will undoubtedly experience success again soon.
“Scott’s immediate assignment is merely to help us stabilise, grow and rediscover ourselves as a football club.
“If Scott can answer that challenge, and our players respond to the opportunity, perhaps victories will follow in the months ahead.”
Former midfielder Parker will take over for the remainder of the season. Parker became the First Team Coach at the beginning of the season as he rejoined the club he captained and ended his career at.
He will have a big job on his hands if he is to try guide Fulham to safety with just 10 matches remaining and a 10-point gap between the side and 17th.