The former England midfielder Paul Ince has been sacked as manager of Blackpool after less than a year in charge of the English Championship football club.
46-year-old was appointed last February and briefly took Blackpool to the top of England's second tier this season after they won five of their first six games.
But they have lost eight of their last nine and sunk to 14th in the table as well as being knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle by Bolton Wanderers.
Ince, who represented England 53 times between 1992 and 2000, played for West Ham United, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Liverpool during a distinguished career.
He has also managed Macclesfield Town, MK Dons, Blackburn Rovers and Notts County.