Oldham have sacked manager Harry Kewell after just seven months in charge.
The League Two club are in 16th place having won just one of their last six matches, which included a goalless draw at home to struggling Southend on Saturday.
And the former Liverpool winger has paid the price for Oldham’s poor form.
A brief statement read: “Harry Kewell has today been relieved of his duties as Head Coach of Oldham Athletic.
“Arriving in August 2020 he now leaves along with his assistant, Alan Maybury.
“We would like to thank both for their efforts this season and wish them well in the future.
“An announcement on a replacement will be communicated in due course with no further comment made until then.”
Kewell, who made 139 appearances for Liverpool between 2003 and 2008, has had managerial spells with Crawley, Notts County and Oldham.
The 42-year-old, a Champions League winner with the Reds, won 11 of his 32 league matches as Latics boss.
The club will now be looking to appoint their EIGHTH manager since Abdallah Lemsagam completed his takeover in 2018.