Struggling Barnsley part company with manager Keith Hill
Championship strugglers Barnsley have sacked manager Keith Hill in the wake of their 3-1 home defeat by Blackburn.
Last Updated: 30/12/12 3:17pm
The defeat at Oakwell sent the Tykes to the bottom of the table just after the halfway mark of the season with only 21 points from their 25 games.
Barnsley have not won at home since early September and Hill was dismissed after Bristol City moved past them into 22nd place with a win over fellow strugglers Peterborough.
Their win over in-form Millwall before Christmas appeared to give the 43-year-old a stay of execution, but that lasted only a week as Rovers grabbed a couple of first-half goals and sealed victory in injury time thanks to the prolific Jordan Rhodes.
Assistant manager Dave Flitcroft will take charge of first-team affairs for the match at Peterborough United on New Year's Day.
Director Don Rowing told Sky Sports News: "Due to the string of results we've had recently we have dispensed with Keith's services.
"This is a results-based business and we find ourselves at the bottom of the league and unfortunately it has not quite worked for Keith. He hasn't really got out of it all the hard work he has put in so it's a sad day.
"The last home win was 1 September against Bristol City so it's a long time in coming - of course the supporters do get restless and they are looking to us to make a positive move."