Ipswich Town have sacked manager Paul Hurst with the club bottom of the table having won just once all season.
The former Shrewsbury boss was in charge for the final time on Wednesday night as the Tractor Boys were comfortably beaten 2-0 at Leeds United.
That result kept the side rooted to the bottom of the league, having collected just nine points from their opening 14 games leaving them already four from safety.
Therefore the club have decided to act and it was announced this afternoon that they had removed Hurst from his position as manager.
Ipswich Town Football Club have today parted company with manager Paul Hurst.
We thank Paul for his efforts throughout his time at the Club and wish him well for the future. #itfc
— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) October 25, 2018
Hurst only took over in the summer and his arrival was initially greeted with positivity after he replaced Mick McCarthy, who divided opinion amongst supporters.
The 44-year-old was seen as someone who could bring bright, fresh ideas to Portman Road, but it hasn’t worked out at all.
His only victory in charge of the club came earlier in the month, when his side beat Swansea City 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium.
Bryan Klug will take charge of Ipswich’s next game, a trip to Millwall, who are 20th in the Championship.
This seemed inevitable after recent results and Hurst can’t really have too many complaints.
The side have not looked good all season and they are already in massive trouble. His many new signings, primarily from the lower leagues, haven’t worked out and you can understand the decision made by the club.
Now, it’s about finding a replacement and they need to be appointed quickly as the club are in real trouble at the minute.
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