Bristol City manager Derek McInnes has been relieved of his duties.
The Robins slumped to the foot of the npower Championship table following a 4-0 home defeat to Leicester on Saturday.
Director Jon Lansdown said in a statement: "This is a decision we felt we had to make for the good of the football club. Derek has been a pleasure to work with; he's disappointed but he understands the decision."
The statement continued: "We want to give ourselves the best possible chance of getting out of the situation we are currently in and we've got 20 games to do that."