League Two Scunthorpe United have sacked manager Brian Laws following their FA Cup exit at the hands of local rivals Grimsby on Tuesday.
The Irons are only five points off the automatic promotion places but are without a win in their last five matches in all competitions.
The club said in a statement on their website: "We would like to thank Brian for his work at the club both on and off the field.
"Sadly, these decisions are not easy but we felt it was in the best interest of Scunthorpe United for now and its long-term future.
"In the interim period, first-team affairs will be looked after by Russ Wilcox and Tony Daws while the club carries out the interview process for the new manager."
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