Dave Frecklington has been sacked as manager of Gainsborough Trinity.
He and his assistant Terry Fleming were relieved of their duties following the 5-0 defeat at Bradford Park Avenue on Monday night which leaves Trinity hovering just a point above the National League North relegation zone.
A statement issued by the club said: "The board of directors, led by chairman Richard Kane, have moved swiftly to give the football club the best possible opportunity of remaining in the Vanarama National League North with 13 games and 39 points up for grabs between now and the end of the season.
"The decision, however, has not been taken lightly due to some of the fantastic achievements Dave and Terry have overseen, keeping us up last season and winning the Lincolnshire County Cup under the lights at the Martin & Co Arena.
"Added to that, reaching the first round proper of the FA Cup. The journey and the adventure we went on during that run will live long in the memory. Not to mention the funds that run has brought into the club being a valuable shot in the arm.
"Unfortunately, with a mixed run of results and the club sitting just above the relegation zone, we felt we had no choice but to act quickly.
"An announcement on a replacement will be made in due course."
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