Bristol City have sacked manager Derek McInnes after Saturday's 4-0 defeat by Leicester City, which left them bottom of the Championship table.
The 41-year-old had won one of his last five matches and had been in charge when the team endurded a club record-equalling seven-game losing run earlier in the season.
City’s football managing director Jon Lansdown told the club's official website: "This is a decision we felt we had to make for the good of the club."
Assistant boss Tony Docherty has been put in charge of training for the meantime.
Lansdown added: "Derek has been a pleasure to work with; he's disappointed but he understands the decision.
"We want to give ourselves the best possible chance of getting out of the situation we are currently in and we've got 20 games to do that."