Ronnie Moore has been sacked by Hartlepool United, the club have confirmed.
The former Rotherham United manager has been in charge since December 2014, and inspired a run of form last season which saw them survive after being 10 points behind safety at one point.
Moore leaves the club in 22nd place, third from bottom in League Two, having amassed only 24 points all season.
He is most famous for his spells in charge of Rotherham United where he led them to multiple promotions over two different spells in charge, and is dearly loved in South Yorkshire.
Rumours may now be rife he could be set for a third spell in charge of the Millers, who recently departed with Neil Redfearn as their manager.
Moore will be bitterly disappointed though not to be given the chance to see out the season with Hartlepool.
The club can never really be expected to challenge any more than it has done this season, and for Moore to be sacked at this stage will be a bitter blow to the Liverpudlian.
Moore has also spent three periods in charge of Tranmere Rovers, and ultimately survival with Hartlepool last season ensured his former club were relegated out of the football league all together.
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