Premiership basement side Charlton Athletic have dramatically parted company with manager Iain Dowie just 12 games into the new season.
Former Oldham Athletic and Crystal Palace boss Dowie, 41, only took charge at The Valley in the summer, succeeding Alan Curbishley, who had enjoyed a 15-year reign with the Addicks.
Dowie's side had won only two league games this term, with a 3-2 defeat at Wigan Athletic at the weekend proving to be his last game in charge.
They have, however, made it through to the last eight of the Carling Cup, where they will face League Two side Wycombe Wanderers.
Dowie had said at the time of his appointment: "It's a job which doesn't come up too often.
"It's a special place to work because they have got a history of being stable.
"This is a club that's been run hugely successfully by Alan Curbishley.
"Following in Alan's footsteps is daunting, but it's what I'm looking forward to."
The south London club will make a full statement about Dowie's departure on Tuesday morning.