Arminia Bielefeld have sacked coach Michael Frontzeck with just one game of the Bundesliga season remaining.
Frontzeck has been relieved of his job after relegation-threatened Bielefeld were thrashed 6-0 at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
The 45-year-old, who had a spell at Manchester City in the mid-1990s, has been in charge of Bielefeld since January 2008.
However, he has paid the price for a run of nine games without a win which has left the club in the relegation play-off position.
Confirming Frontzeck's departure, a club statement read: "No decision has been taken concerning a replacement."
Bielefeld face Hannover at home in their final match of the season next Saturday and must win to have any chance of escaping from the bottom three.