Aston Villa has sacked manager Tim Sherwood after eight months in charge, with the club 19th in the Premier League table.
The move follows a 2-1 defeat by Swansea on Saturday – Villa’s sixth straight loss in the league, the BBC reports.
“The board believes the results on the pitch were simply not good enough and that a change is imperative,” the BBC quoted the club as saying in a statement.
Under-21 manager, Kevin MacDonald, has been placed in interim charge.
Appointed in February, Sherwood reached the FA Cup final and led the club to a 17th-placed finish in his first season in charge, but has won one of 10 league matches this term.