Coventry City have named Adrian Heath as caretaker-manager following the dismissal of Micky Adams.
Heath, who has previously taken temporary charge of the Sky Blues following the departure of former boss Peter Reid two years ago, was handed the reins following the departure of Adams on Wednesday.
The former Burnley and Sheffield United manager was Adams' assistant at the Ricoh Arena and is hoping to be given the job on a full-time basis.
"We have to get some confidence back into the players and start winning games again," he said.
"We're in a cycle where confidence is ebbing away and we need a result to kick-start us.
"That will get us back in the winning frame of mind so that the club can go forward."
Coventry managing director Paul Fletcher told the club's official website: "This is a decision that the board has not taken lightly.
"We are committed to our three-year quest to get Coventry City back into the Premiership and believe that tough decisions like this will sometimes be needed to fulfil that aim."