Dunfermline today sacked manager Jim McIntyre as they look to retain their Scottish Premier League status.
McIntyre led the Pars to the First Division title in his third full season in charge but he has paid the price for the team's failure to win a home game all season.
Dunfermline have only recorded two victories since August to leave them four points adrift of Hibernian at the foot of the SPL.
The club confirmed the move in a brief statement on their website around 7pm on Friday night.
"It is with great regret that the board of directors at Dunfermline Athletic Football Club have agreed to terminate the contract of Jim McIntyre with immediate effect,'' the statement read.
"All at DAFC wish Jim the very best in the future and would like to thank him for his past contributions, both as a player and a manager.''
McIntyre took over as manager in December 2007, initially on an interim basis following the departure of Stephen Kenny, and led the Pars to the First Division title last season despite ongoing cutbacks.
Dunfermline do not have a game this weekend because of the Scottish League Cup final - their match with Celtic was brought forward to last month.
They face St Mirren and Hearts at home and Dundee United away before the league splits in two for the final five fixtures.
Former Kilmarnock and Hearts manager Jim Jefferies has already been linked with the post.