A spell of bad form has cost Coventry City boss Aidy Boothroyd his job at the Championship club. The Sky Blues have won just one of their last 16 league games, and now lie 19th in the 24-team division.
A club statement said: "The board of Coventry City Football Club has today relieved Aidy Boothroyd of his first team duties with immediate effect.
"Assistant manager Martin Pert has also been relieved of his duties.
"First team coach Steve Harrison and chief scout Andy Thorn will be placed in temporary charge of team affairs.
"We would like to place on record our thanks to Aidy and Martin for their efforts.
"We will not be holding a media conference today as the team is preparing for the match at Burnley tomorrow."