West Bromwich Albion have parted company with manager Alan Pardew after eight successive league defeats.
The 56-year-old was appointed on 29 November after the Baggies sacked Tony Pulis following a run of 10 Premier League games without a victory.
A 2-1 home defeat by Burnley on Saturday left bottom club Albion 10 points from safety with six games left.
Coach Darren Moore has taken over the first-team and is likely to stay in charge for the rest of the season.
Pardew has become the 10th permanent manager in the Premier League to leave his post this season, which is a joint record along with the 2013-14 campaign.
The Baggies’ statement read: “West Bromwich Albion and Alan Pardew have agreed to mutually part company following discussions between both parties.
“Assistant head coach John Carver will also be leaving.
“The club would like to thank Alan and John for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavours.”
Pardew, a former team-mate of West Brom technical director Nick Hammond, was the club’s sixth manager since 2011.
West Brom won just once in 18 league games under him, taking only eight points from a possible 54.
They are in their eighth successive Premier League season but have taken only 20 points from their 32 matches this campaign.
Pardew’s previous job in the Premier League was with Crystal Palace, who sacked him in December 2016 with the club 17th in the table.
Pardew’s Premier League stats
He has managed 320 Premier League games with five different clubs.
Pardew had a 34.3% win percentage at Palace, compared to 37.4% at Newcastle, 36.4% at West Ham and 26.3% at Charlton.
His overall win percentage in the top flight is 34.1%.
Pardew has the worst win percentage – 5.5% – of any permanent West Brom manager in the Premier League.
He has won just two of his last 29 Premier League matches as a manager (D7 L20).