Former Stadium of Light boss fired from Home Park.
Plymouth Argyle have sacked manager Peter Reid with immediate effect due to a poor run of form.
The cash-strapped club have lost eight games on the trot and sit bottom of League Two, following their relegation from League One last season.
The 55-year-old was appointed as Paul Marriner’s successor in June 2010 but has been unable to halt their slide down the table.
The club’s on-field problems are mirrored by their troubles in the boardroom, as they have debts of £17million and went into administration last year.
“Plymouth Argyle Football Club (in administration) has announced that Peter Reid has left his position as manager of the football club,” a club statement read.
“Peter joined Argyle as manager at the beginning of the 2010-11 season and inherited an unsustainable wage bill and a club that with the benefit of hindsight was in financial meltdown.
“During the last 15 months Peter has been the ultimate professional and has gone about his duties without complaining and has had to cope with more in a short period of time than most managers have to put up with in a whole career.
“Ultimately however, whatever the challenges, football is a results business and Argyle sit bottom of the Football League with only one point out of 27.
“It is crucial that we give ourselves time to attempt to preserve Football League status and therefore it is felt that a change of manager now is the only option.
“Peter leaves with our unreserved thanks for his contribution in helping keep the club alive during this turbulent period and he leaves with our very best wishes for the future.
“An announcement will be made within the next 24 hours with regard to interim arrangements for the management of the first team.”