Dundee United have announced that Liam Fox has left his position as manager following the side’s 4-0 defeat to Ross County on Saturday.
The result left United rooted to the bottom of the Premiership table and on a run of six consecutive defeats.
A statement from United on Sunday evening confirmed that the club and manager had parted ways.
It read: “Dundee United can tonight confirm we have parted company with Liam Fox, who leaves his role as head coach by mutual agreement.
“The board would like to thank Liam for all his efforts and professionalism during his time as Assistant Head Coach last season and this season during his tenure as Head Coach.
“An announcement as to a new Head Coach will be made in the near future and we will make no further statement at this time.”
Fox, who was promoted to the head coach position after the departure of Tam Courts last summer, failed to get consistent results this season, leaving the side in serious relegation trouble.
The club failed to add to the squad in the January transfer window and has lost to relegation rivals Kilmarnock and Ross County in recent matches.
Some unhappy supporters have directed their anger at the club hierarchy, with a banner calling for the removal of sporting director Tony Asghar put up outside the club’s AGM last week.
Speaking after the 4-0 defeat in Dingwall on Saturday, Fox had cut a dejected figure and branded the team’s performance as “unacceptable in a radio interview.
“In any game of football, if you don’t turn up, don’t compete, don’t run about, you’ll run the risk of a result like that.” he told the BBC.
“Confidence is always an issue on runs like this. We never looked like we were going to get ourselves back in the game.
“It’s very soon after the final whistle. Everyone is hugely disappointed.
“We’ll go away and have a think, look at ourselves, players, staff. Everybody. We’ll see where we are in the next couple of days.”