Bryan Gunn has been sacked as Norwich boss less than a week into the new League One season. The Canaries, relegated from the Championship last term, crashed to a humiliating 7-1 defeat to Colchester at Carrow Road in their opening fixture last Saturday.
A 4-0 midweek Carling Cup win at Yeovil in midweek could not save Gunn, and assistant manager Ian Butterworth has been placed in temporary charge.
Chief executive David McNally told the club's official website: "Bryan has worked tirelessly for this football club for more than two decades, not least since taking over team affairs in January.
"However, the board met this week following Saturday's unacceptable record home defeat in our opening game of the season.
"The board, after lengthy consideration, unanimously felt a change was in the best interests of all parties concerned, in order to give us the best possible chance of achieving our objectives."