Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been sacked by Chinese club Shenzhen after just six months in charge.
The 69-year-old replaced Clarence Seedorf as boss of the second-tier side in December but a poor run of form has seen the Swede axed.
Eriksson, who managed England between 2001 and 2006, failed to inspire a promotion charge and mustered only five wins from 13 league games.
The Guangdong-based side are fourth in League One after a winless eight-game run and they confirmed Eriksson’s departure on their official website.
“The negotiations between the two sides were very smooth, leaving only some details to be completed by lawyers,” read a statement.
Eriksson, who managed Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F prior to his appointment at Shenzhen, will be replaced by Wang Baoshan.