Carlisle United have announced on Wednesday that they have parted company with manager Steven Pressley, after just 10 months in charge at Brunton Park.
The former Coventry City manager was appointed Blues manager in January and guided the club to an 11th place finish, just three points outside of the play-off places.
United have started the season slowly and are on an alarming run of just two league wins in their last 10 games, leaving them 19th position in the table and five points above the League Two drop zone.
In a club statement on Wednesday, chairman Andrew Jenkins said: “Steven has given his all and has worked tirelessly since the day he joined us, we understand the challenges and have supported him throughout, but we haven’t seen the evidence of progress we expected or needed to see.
“This is not something we can allow to continue, so sadly it is time to change, move on and look forward, I want to say a personal thank you to Steven, he has been a pleasure to work with and this has not been an easy decision for us to make, he leaves with out best wishes,” the rest of the statement read.
The club have confirmed the existing coaching-staff will take charge of first team affairs in the short-term.
With only two wins in 10 league matches and United looking precariously over their shoulders at the drop zone, you can understand why the club have decided to make this change now.
Pressley arrived at Carlisle United with a decent level of experience having boasted respectable win percentages at Falkirk and Coventry City.
He was tasked with turning the squad around and did just miss out on the play-offs, something the club would have been hoping he could of built on this season.
Carlisle travel to Port Vale on Sunday and the club will be hoping to press on with appointment shortly.