Chile have sacked coach Claudio Borghi after their fifth consecutive loss in an international friendly against Serbia on Tuesday night.
Borghi's men suffered a 3-1 defeat in St Gallen, and currently sit in sixth in the CONMEBOL group in 2014 World Cup qualification.
"The board of the National Association of Professional Football (ANFP), taking into account the recent performances of the Chilean national team and considering the requirements to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, has following the match with Serbia terminated the contract with Claudio Borghi in order to maximise the chance of achieving that goal," said the ANFP in a statement.
Angelo Henriquez scored his first goal in Chile colours three minutes before the final whistle after Serbia had taken a 3-0 lead. Henriquez had been 15th minute replacement for Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez who went off injured, while Chile also lost Arturo Vidal to a second-half red card.
Borghi took over the from Marcelo Bielsa in February 2011, and Chile are hoping to appoint their new coach before the next round of qualifiers in June.
Information from the Press Assocation was used in this report.