Premier League strugglers Blackburn Rovers have sacked manager Paul Ince after just a matter of months in charge at Ewood Park.
Ince took charge of Rovers in the summer, having cut his managerial teeth with Macclesfield Town and MK Dons, but he has been sent packing with his side currently languishing down in 19th place in the table.
Rovers have failed to win any of their last 11 league games, with the final straw for the club's board a 3-0 weekend defeat at Wigan Athletic.
A short statement on the club's official website read: "It is with great sadness the board announce that Paul Ince is to leave the club. After a board meeting yesterday it was decided to relieve Paul of his duties.
"The board, having selected Paul back in June, were desperate for him to succeed and wanted to give him as much time as possible in the unforgiving environment of Premier League management where time is such a precious commodity."
Chairman John Williams added: "Three wins in 17 games has seen a squad, which finished seventh last season, fall to 19th position. We are currently in real danger of becoming detached from the pack.
"The survival of the club in the Premier League is paramount and our focus now is on finding a replacement who will be able to maintain our top division status.
"Paul will bounce back, he is a fighter and we wish him well."