Coventry City manager Micky Adams has left the club in the wake of the FA Cup third round replay defeat at home to Bristol City.
Adams' fate was sealed at a board meeting held at the Ricoh Arena after a sequence of poor results.
Coventry's recent slump started with a 5-0 demolition by West Brom and they have earned just one point from their last six league games.
He said: "I'm devastated and bitterly disappointed. I wish the club every success in the future, and sadly I won't be part of it.
"It's not been a disastrous tenure and that's what I can't understand. I felt I could have turned it around."
A Coventry statement read: "This is a decision that the board of Coventry City Football Club has not taken lightly.
"Everyone at the club has supported Micky 100%, but unfortunately, results have not gone as well as we all anticipated given the substantial investment in the team.
"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 as is sadly the case today.