Leicester City will turn to Chris Powell and Mike Stowell to steady the ship after boss Paulo Sousa was sacked just three months into the new Championship season.
The Foxes appointed the former Swansea City boss in July after losing Nigel Pearson to Hull City.
However, despite being just nine games into the new campaign, Sousa has departed after securing just one Championship success.
Leicester suffered a 4-3 league defeat to Norwich on Tuesday – and that was on the back of a 6-1 defeat by Portsmouth at the weekend.
A Club statement read: “The decision has been taken as a result of the Club’s poor run of results this season.”
“The Club would like to state that Paulo Sousa is a first-class individual, but that this decision has been taken in the best interests of the Club and our ambitions to move up the npower Championship.”
“The search for a new Manager begins immediately and the Club anticipates a quick appointment.”
Powell has been a dependable figure at Leicester after stepping in to the breach in summer and he and Stowell will now take the reins while the club searches for a new manager.