Struggling A-League club NZ Knights has sacked Paul Nevin as head coach, with Barry Simmonds taking over on an interim basis.
The Knights have scored just four goals this season to sit anchored at the bottom of the table after two wins, nine defeats and one draw.
Knights director of football Barry Simmonds is to take over the first team duties on an interim basis and has already been working with the team ahead of this Sunday's clash against Central Coast Mariners at North Harbour Stadium.
Nevin will stay on with the club in a coaching and development role, Knights chairman Anthony Lee said.
"I'm very disappointed that we had to make this announcement as Paul is one of the most professional coaches that I have known," Lee said in a statement released by the club.
"His attitude and commitment to this club has been nothing but first class. However, football is about results and we need to turn those results around."
Nevin's ousting comes just two weeks after the Knights battled to a victory over the Queensland Roar two weeks ago.