Charlton Athletic have sacked manager Russell Slade after just 16 matches in charge, the League One strugglers have confirmed.
Slade was appointed on June 6, signing a three-year-deal, but with the Addicks 15th in the table and six points off the play-off places, the 56-year-old has been relieved of his duties.
A statement from Charlton confirming the sacking read: “The club has reluctantly made this decision after results this season, which have left the team occupying 15th place.
“The club wants to give itself the best possible opportunity of achieving its number one priority – winning promotion to the Sky Bet Championship at the earliest opportunity.
“The club would like to thank Russell for his tireless work during his time at The Valley, particularly the processes and disciplines he has instilled at the training ground, and wishes him well for the future.
“The club will make no further comment until a new manager has been appointed.”
Northern Irishman Chris O’Loughlin, who has coached in Congo and Belgium, has been linked with the job.