Sunderland have sacked Jack Ross, as announced by their official club website yesterday.
The 43-year-old was in charge at the Stadium of Light for 15 months.
Ross, who played for the likes of Clyde, Hartlepool United and Falkirk in his playing days, had previously managed Alloa Athletic and St Mirren before moving to the North-East.
He won 38 games out of his 75 at Sunderland and had a win percentage of 50.6%.
His Black Cats side reached the Checkatrade Trophy final last season but lost to Portsmouth at Wembley. They finished 4th in League One but lost in the Play-Off final against Charlton Athletic.
Sunderland have so won five out of 11 matches so far in this campaign but have decided to make a change as they aim for promotion to the Championship.
Ross will now be in the hunt for a new job, with a return to the Scotland a distinct possibility.
Names such as Gareth Ainsworth, Kevin Phillips, Daniel Stendel and Paul Cook are in the running for the vacant Sunderland job now as they look for Ross’ successor.
Here is how the Black Cats fans have reacted on Twitter to Ross’ departure yesterday-
Shame as I really wanted him to work but sadly it hasn’t ever kicked in
— Steve N. (@TheMightyNews) October 8, 2019
Thank you, Jack Ross.
Always conducted yourself properly, with dignity. Tried your best. Wish you well. #safc
— Tinders (@safctinders) October 8, 2019
Jack Ross' departure from #safc is not a surprise but he seems a thoroughly decent bloke and I hope he goes onto good things. Be interesting to hear what he had to put up with
— John Cairns (@johntycairns) October 9, 2019
Jack Ross leaving #SAFC is best for both parties. He looked burned out & fans were rightfully restless with team clearly regressing
Ross, clearly a decent guy & was always accountable. I think this experience will make him a lot better & I do hope both go on an upward trajectory
— Morgan Lowrie (@MorganLowrie) October 9, 2019
I was as big a Jack Ross fan as anyone but accept his time had come to depart. However, if #SAFC is to succeed, I think we need to give the team and manager more support and encouragement. Scathing criticism won't get us out of a slump in performances, ever.
— Paul Erskine-Fox (@PaulErsk1ne) October 8, 2019
Can’t help but feel for Jack Ross, has the right mindset and ideas just a shame about his style of footie. Don’t have anything against the bloke like most Sunderland fans seem to #SAFC
— Stuart (@StuartProctor96) October 8, 2019
Another one bites the dust. Sad it didn’t work out for Jack Ross but he needed to go. We should have been promoted last season. This year was heading in the same inconsistent direction. A positive move this one. #KeepTheFaith #STID #SAFC https://t.co/Esu3SKcVka
— Chris Glassock (@glassockclassic) October 8, 2019
I strongly believe Jack Ross had to go, but I don't agree with them that claim he lost the dressing room. I believe every single player would back him…It's the fans he lost!#SAFC
— I'M SHAUN…A BLACK-CAT 4 LIFE! (@BlackCat_4_Life) October 8, 2019