Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis.
The Foxes are third from bottom in the Premier League and have not won any of their past six league matches.
Shakespeare, 53, succeeded title winner Claudio Ranieri in February, initially on a temporary basis.
Michael Appleton will take caretaker charge of the squad, who were not told in advance of Shakespeare’s sacking.
Their next game is against Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.